American Gangster: films reviewed in 50 words-ish

An impressive noir-ish biopic, American Gangster won’t go down as a classic but it is a solid, well acted and convincing mafia-style flick. And the moral of the story… don’t wear fur. A buy-in-plenty-of-popcorn 8 out of 10. Director: Ridley Scott……Starring: Denzel Washington……Russell Crowe It’s a Free World……Ocean’s Eleven

A Conversation, by David Williamson, Royal Exchange, Manchester

It’s easy to approach David Williamson’s A Conversation, a triumph when staged in the Royal Exchange studio now transferred to the main stage, with expectations high. There’s the promise of a challenging journey, the starting point of which is the aftermath of the brutal rape and murder of a near perfect young middle Continue reading