Author: Jack Roberts

The Ghoul – Haunting, Winding, Ensnaring

As well directed and acted as it is confusing, The Ghoul will remain with you for some time after watching it – even if it’s just to figure out what on earth was going on! The Ghoul is a fantastic cinematic piece and well deserving of its British Independent Film Award. Directed and written by Gareth Tunley, and containing the skillful, believable acting of Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe and Rufus Jones. At first, The Ghoul appears to present itself as an ominous horror thriller, the title of which does little to diminish this impression. However, after adjusting to the unsettling...

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Beyond Watchmen and Judge Dredd: An Interview with John Higgins

Renowned comic artist, writer and colourist John Higgins recently opened a retrospective exhibition alongside his book of the same name ‘Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art of John Higgins’ here in Liverpool, at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. As well as being a fantastic exhibiti on chronicling John’s illustrious career, the man himself was kind enough to offer a few words of his own on his work, his inspirations and his relationship with the city of Liverpool. “…We want to inspire hopefully any young people who want to be artists or maybe if I can just show you...

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MCM Comic-Con Liverpool 2017

This weekend, if you happened to be out and about almost anywhere in the city, you likely saw at least one imaginatively dressed group of people walking to or from the quayside, and as it isn’t quite October yet that can mean only one thing; Liverpool MCM Comic-Con was upon us once again. The city’s largest annual celebration of everything from films, anime and games to comics, and cosplay, MCM Comic-Con drew crowds of thousands to the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th of March to meet the likes of Trina Nishimura and Bryce Papenbrook from Attack...

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Institute at the Liverpool Playhouse – Review

A hauntingly beautiful and visceral exploration of mental health; ‘Institute’ is Gecko and creator Amit Lahav’s latest captivating and wonderful production that is sure to resonate in the mind of the viewer long after the swirling fog and guttural moans have faded from the stage. ‘Institute’ is an incredibly ambitious production which despite utilising a relatively small cast of 4 and, at first glance, simplistic set design comprising of towering filing cabinets and glaring lights, manages to explore the dark, comedic and ultimately complex intricacies of the human mind in a way that is itself intimate and distinctly human....

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‘Iconic’: Vogue Ball 2016 – Review

The tenth anniversary of the House of Suarez was an event like no other. An amalgamation of competitive dance, lavish costumes, and an atmosphere more raw and energetic than any night club, the only word that truly comes close to encapsulating the experience was, well, ‘iconic’. Now if, like me, you have no idea what the words ‘Iconic Vogue Ball hosted by the House of Suarez’ mean when strung together, don’t worry, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. The House of Suarez did an incredible job of hosting the event, from giving a history of the Vogue scene,...

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