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George Davies
Birmingham, University of
Theatre Editor! Critic of theatre, film, writing, consumer of an ungodly quantity of politics. I write a lot, and I also keep a Blogspot called 'Under a Blue Pen'. Thank you for stopping by to see a smorgasbord of my thoughts and unfounded opinions. Twitter and FB above. x
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Derivative is an unfair critique of this techno-fantasy blockbuster

Mortal Engines review – Peter Jackson’s brilliant, bombastic escapism breaks exciting new ground

Derivative is an unfair critique of this techno-fantasy blockbuster

These identitarians are slippery folk, and at least right now our 'platforms' are ill equipped to accommodate them in such a way that holds them to account.

The Oxford Union shouldn’t have invited Bannon, and the talk shouldn’t go ahead

These identitarians are slippery folk, and at least right now our 'platforms' are ill equipped to accommodate them in such a way that holds them to account.

OU already facing backlash over surprise announcement of Bannon event.

Stand up to Racism and Unite Against Fascism plan protests over Steve Bannon’s Oxford Union talk

OU already facing backlash over surprise announcement of Bannon event.

The fact that it was produced a fearsome alliance of theatre companies only makes the Lovely Bones more of a disappointment.

Theatre Review: The Lovely Bones @ Birmingham Rep

The fact that it was produced a fearsome alliance of theatre companies only makes the Lovely Bones more of a disappointment.

George Davies spoke with veteran director Mike Leigh to discuss his latest film, Peterloo.

Director Mike Leigh talks Peterloo's increasing relevance, the artist, and democracy

George Davies spoke with veteran director Mike Leigh to discuss his latest film, Peterloo.

A slow burn that's more than worth the pay-off

Peterloo review - a beautifully furious film

A slow burn that's more than worth the pay-off

This biopic about Darwin’s voyage aboard the Beagle is rich with a sense of wonder. Perhaps the Natural History Museum is a little over-awed with the dramatic resurrection of its secular messiah, but this reverential, exciting production is bound to inspire the next generation of wonderers.

Theatre Review: The Wider Earth @ the Natural History Museum

This biopic about Darwin’s voyage aboard the Beagle is rich with a sense of wonder. Perhaps the Natural History Museum is a little over-awed with the dramatic resurrection of its secular messiah, but this reverential, exciting production is bound to inspire the next generation of wonderers.

Rowan Atkinson is back on the parody-spy scene in almost top form, bringing life back into a series which many millennials will have fond memories of

Johnny English Strikes Again review - finally restores the saga to almost its original heights

Rowan Atkinson is back on the parody-spy scene in almost top form, bringing life back into a series which many millennials will have fond memories of

A sterling early step into sci-fi filmmaking, but while it goes through all the motions, it fails to deliver anything substantial

2036 Origin Unknown review - poor, lazy scifi, clearly lacking the polish of its great ancestors

A sterling early step into sci-fi filmmaking, but while it goes through all the motions, it fails to deliver anything substantial

There's so much great theatre outside of London, you just have to know where to look.

Theatre Tourism: we thespians and theatre-watchers need to get out more

There's so much great theatre outside of London, you just have to know where to look.

A visually stunning movie, thoroughly captivating in its blend of fantasy and real tragedy

Foreign Film Friday: Sicilian Ghost Story review - a beautiful Italian crime-story-with-a-twist you need to see

A visually stunning movie, thoroughly captivating in its blend of fantasy and real tragedy

TV
While we'd all like our debt to disappear, this isn't the way to do it.

Why a student debt TV game show is a sad sign of our anti-intellectual times

While we'd all like our debt to disappear, this isn't the way to do it.

Maxine Peake and Pearce Quigley star in Mike Leigh's beautiful-looking adaptation of tragic history.

A trailer for a film on the notorious Peterloo massacre just dropped

Maxine Peake and Pearce Quigley star in Mike Leigh's beautiful-looking adaptation of tragic history.

Gosh, France just had to do it to ‘em.

48 Hours in Croatia

Gosh, France just had to do it to ‘em.

The NUS have released a statement of solidarity

Manchester Uni officers have painted over 'racist' Rudyard Kipling poem

The NUS have released a statement of solidarity

The petition was set up by nursing student John Worth
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