Film & Theatre
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Australia

The Badger - January 19, 2009

Review: Australia, 12A, 165 mins Director: Baz Lurhman Starring: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman You may have read, heard, or seen reviews of Australia which make it out…

Film & Theatre
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The Reader

The Badger - January 2, 2009

With “that speech” by Kate Winslet recently becoming the stuff of national debate, The Reader has certainly had its fair share of publicity this new year. Adapted…

Music
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Hudson Fall – The Factory EP

The Badger - December 8, 2008

The debut EP from Liverpudlian quartet, Hudson Fall (myspace.com/hudsonfall) has so far garnered praise from Sir Paul McCartney. (more…)

Music
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Not from round here: I’m From Barcelona

The Badger - December 8, 2008

I’m From Barcelona @ Concorde2, 26 November The Scandinavians have a reputation for being the most depressive people of Europe; an unfair stereotype based on the 28…

Music
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All Good Funk Alliance – The Raid: Part Deux (Jalapeno)

The Badger - December 8, 2008

After recently rediscovering my enjoyment of the likes of Ugly Duckling, De La Soul and Jurassic 5, I was eager to give this funky compilation a good…

Music
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Russelling up a storm

The Badger - December 8, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2704" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Alice Russell @ Komedia, 25 November"][/caption] An amazing night was always guaranteed when I saw Alice Russell would be playing Komedia with backing…

Film & Theatre
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Success No Secret

The Badger - December 8, 2008

Secret Cinema’s latest project, the seductively named Secret Cinema, premiered in Brighton last month with a fantastic night of entertainment and immersion in the form of the…

Music
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Stereophonics – Best of: Decade in the Sun (V2)

The Badger - December 8, 2008

I stand firm. I will not bow beneath public disdain and suggest that my fondness for the back catalogue of the Stereophonics is a guilty pleasure. On…

Music
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Floorplay… better than sex?

The Badger - December 8, 2008

After meeting in a record store in 2006, Brighton boys Ben Prok and James Fitch honed their collaborative sound to reflect the very essence of what they…

Film & Theatre
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Changeling

The Badger - December 8, 2008

Based on a true and definitely incredible story, Clint Eastwood’s new motion picture Changeling is set in an apparently immaculate and flourishing Los Angeles of the late…

Film & Theatre
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Of Time And The City

The Badger - December 1, 2008

From Terence Davies comes his long-awaited fifth feature, and, at the age of sixty-five, it is not a moment too soon for the British auteur. Of Time…

Music
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Tallulah Rendall – ‘Lay Me Down’

The Badger - December 1, 2008

Sounding distinctly akin to P J Harvey, Tallulah Rendall has perfected her art amongst some of the capital’s finest musicians – though it was not until recently when…

Film & Theatre
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Scott on secrets and lies

The Badger - December 1, 2008

Nearly every crime thriller centres its moral high-ground on the issues of trust and deception. It is one of those given clichés that a traitor will be…

Film & Theatre
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Lake Tahoe freeze frames over

The Badger - December 1, 2008

Fernando Eimbcke’s new film focuses on the suburbs of an unnamed Mexican town. The minimalist cinematography progresses by eerily still shots of the deserted landscape, through which the…

Music
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Kanye West – 808s and Heartbreak

The Badger - December 1, 2008

Kanye West reinvents himself again on 808s and Heartbreak, an extraordinary album of such a personal nature that it seems indecent to listen. (more…)

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To have or not to have a convincing accent – that is the question

The Badger - December 1, 2008

How are you supposed to feel about British comedians in Hollywood? Are they traitors? Ambassadors? Too often it has been a bit embarrassing as the lure of…

Film & Theatre
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Lotz to be said about Lodz

The Badger - December 1, 2008

I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about this screening. The little experience I have of Polish cinema paint it in my mind as a rather…

Music
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Improvisation of epic proportions

The Badger - December 1, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2420" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Take a bow: The Bays on stage with the Heritage Orchestra (Photo: Ben Hobson)"][/caption] The Bays and the Heritage Orchestra @ The Brighton Dome,…

Film & Theatre
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Foreign film favourites

The Badger - December 1, 2008

Foreign-language films seem to come with an expectation to be arty and abstract, but in fact they’re found in all styles and subjects, much like the American…

Music
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The Vanguards – ‘Regress’

The Badger - December 1, 2008

The Vanguards are a 4-piece from Manchester, and describe themselves as a ‘hard edge, sub pop band’. In the musical tradition of Manchester, the band are trying…