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23 05, 2019

In The Bells of Old Tokyo, writer examines the Japanese concept of time

By | 2019-05-23T10:00:20+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on In The Bells of Old Tokyo, writer examines the Japanese concept of time

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Timeby Anna ShermanPicador5/5 starsIn her haunting, beautiful debut travel narrative, Anna Sherman takes the reader along on her quest to find the bells of old Tokyo, illuminating a lost world hidden in plain...

22 05, 2019

Musical mismatch: violin drowns out harpsichord in Bach, but pairs well in contemporary works

By | 2019-05-22T08:37:34+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Musical mismatch: violin drowns out harpsichord in Bach, but pairs well in contemporary works

Baroque purists and historical-performance loyalists would have left the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall with feathers ruffled on Tuesday evening after a daring Premiere Performances concert by Polish-British violinist Jennifer Pike and Iranian-born h...

22 05, 2019

Top 10 Godzilla films from the Japanese series ahead of King of the Monsters cinema release

By | 2019-05-22T07:00:08+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Top 10 Godzilla films from the Japanese series ahead of King of the Monsters cinema release

Sixty-five years after the release of Godzilla, nothing has withered the impact or influence of this atomic-fuelled Japanese masterpiece.Conceived as a direct response to King Kong, which enjoyed a successful reissue in 1952, director Ishiro Honda deli...

22 05, 2019

Cannes 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood film review – Tarantino’s slow-burn love letter to the movies

By | 2019-05-22T01:49:11+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Cannes 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood film review – Tarantino’s slow-burn love letter to the movies

4.5/5 starsPremiering in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is everything you could want from the director of Pulp Fiction. Wild, weird and totally unexpected, this slow-burn love letter to the movies takes viewers ...

21 05, 2019

Jack the Ripper victims’ reputations largely restored in book about their lives, not their deaths

By | 2019-05-21T14:00:10+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Jack the Ripper victims’ reputations largely restored in book about their lives, not their deaths

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, by Hallie Rubenhold, pub. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 4/5 starsJack the Ripper, the serial killer who terrorised London’s East End in the late 19th century, may be the catalyst for histo...