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George Davies
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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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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
Leave may have broken electoral law. That’s not a good look for a campaign that was supposed to be all about the sovereignty of British democracy.

Vote Leave breaking the law won’t stop us leaving the EU

Leave may have broken electoral law. That’s not a good look for a campaign that was supposed to be all about the sovereignty of British democracy.

A new collection, 'Night Flights', is being released to tie in with new movie adaption of the original 'Mortal Engines' books.

Philip Reeve releases new 'Mortal Engines' short stories and we're so excited

A new collection, 'Night Flights', is being released to tie in with new movie adaption of the original 'Mortal Engines' books.

This smart Netflix original is not as it first appears.

Tau review - deceptive sci-fi with a surprising existential headache

This smart Netflix original is not as it first appears.

Train travel is a viable, cleaner and greener option outside of the UK.

Trains Over Planes: A cheaper, greener way to travel

Train travel is a viable, cleaner and greener option outside of the UK.

A beautiful, urgent, musical production telling the forgotten history of men who died for the Empire that oppressed them and which never thanked them.

Theatre Review: SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill @ Nuffield Southampton Theatres

A beautiful, urgent, musical production telling the forgotten history of men who died for the Empire that oppressed them and which never thanked them.

Experiencing something new doesn't have to mean a 17 hour flight, perhaps just a different outlook.

Unpack the secrets of your hometown on a microadventure

Experiencing something new doesn't have to mean a 17 hour flight, perhaps just a different outlook.

A fantastically alive and energetic adaptation of an ambitious work

Theatre Review: The Big I Am @ Liverpool Everyman

A fantastically alive and energetic adaptation of an ambitious work

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