Author: Aaron Farrell

Mary Queen of Scots – Film Review

Aaron Farrell Undoubtedly set to be contrasted with The Favourite for being a female-led, historical period piece released in the run up to awards season, Mary Queen of Scots is an enjoyable and important film in its own right. Though it isn’t upsetting any waters we haven’t seen before in […]

The Favourite – Film Review

  When satire is this polished and proud, we can take heart that satirists, in all mediums, are safe from censorship. Probably because of the infighting of those that want to control their countries and states but are too busy dancing, prancing and unromancing.   Yorgos Lanthimos is fast becoming […]

Thunder Road – Film Review

  Aaron Farrell I first saw Thunder Road in Screenwriting class during my first year at University. We were particularly interested in the short film as a form of visual storytelling. Within that one take, I was in awe of the presence of an emotionally erratic man grieving his mother. […]

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – Film Review

   Aaron Farrell  ‘Thwip and release, thwip and release,’ prompts Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) teaching a young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) to web-swing through white powdered pine trees as they flee an in-pursuit Doc Ock (Katherine Hahn – that’s right, an inspired female Octavius). This astutely observed and delectably […]

La Cenerentola – Theatre Review

Aaron Farrell   La Cenerentola is an operatic Cinderella story, as told by the music of Gioachini Rossini, famed 19th century Italian composer. The Welsh National Opera’s La Cenerentola is layered with playful meta-humour, grand staging and a vivid colour spectrum (seemingly born in Terry Gilliam’s dreams) that drenches the […]

Saturday Night Fever – Theatre Review

  Aaron Farrell Saturday Night Fever is a film with cult status. To take its formula of iconography in Brooklyn, Travolta, and Disco then morph it in a stage production is a bold move by Bill Kenwright. Boldness often leads to brilliance, or at least a bloody good time. Whilst […]

Wildlife – Film Review

Aaron Farrell Wildlife is an earnest study of parenthood, childhood and how the coming-of-age and expectations of others never cease to exist. Following Joe (Ed Oxenbould on career-making form), a sweet, mild-mannered fourteen-year-old school, the audience witness the deconstruction of his parents marriage as wildfires close to the Canadian border […]

King Lear – Theatre Review

Aaron Farrell “It is my ideal that you can look in the audience’s eye and that they can look into yours,” preambles Sir Ian McKellen during the interviews and contextualisation of King Lear before the show. “I scream Brexit before every performance,” leers Sinead Cusack (Kent). Cusack acknowledging not only […]

Widows – Film Review

Aaron Farrell Opening with an explosive heist botched so terribly that no one escapes alive, Widows sets its stall right away. This isn’t your glamourous amusing Heist movie or your action-packed caper of a Heist movie, its one that deals with the aftermath of those concepts, fittingly and timely, having […]