Category Archives: What we like right now
Edge-of-the-seat first episode of latest series of “Line of Duty” with working mother Thandie Newton.
Delightful, laugh-a-minute androgynous Twelfth Night at The National with Tamsin Greig starring as Mrs.Danvers-like Malvolia and Doon McKichan’s tuneful Feste.
Loved Andrew Scott’s edgy Scandi-influenced Hamlet at The Almeida. Peter Wight a wonderful Polonius. Great design Hildegard Bechtler. Gertrude/Hamlet scene a triumph.
Two breath-taking Edward Hoppers at The Royal Academy. Also Grant Wood a new discovery for us.
Maternity leave will never be the same again thanks to Morven Christie and Vicky McClure slogging it out in a Glaswegian architect’s – The Replacement. Can’t wait for final episode.
Sublime production of Amadeus at Olivier. Lucien Msamati and Adam Gillen. And musicians galore.
A welcome return to Herefordshire and the delights of Shobdon Church.
80-year-old Glenda Jackson as King Lear and strong supporting cast at The Old Vic.
BAFTA previews in full swing. We loved Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight
PJ O’Rourke is voting for Hillary. Intelligence Squared debate.
Lesley Joseph dancing her heart out in Strictly Come Dancing.
We loved the Goya portraits exhibition at the National Gallery. How many other artists gave their doctor a portrait of themselves being treated as a thank you?
Surely an Oscar nomination for the unspellable-unless-you-check-first Saiorse Ronan in the beautiful and simple Brooklyn?
For supper before the Almeida. For supper anytime, actually. Oldroyd is an ace addition to Angel’s plethora of restaurants. Small, cheerful, and great food. We had three desserts between the two of us.
Post-BAFTAs but pre-Oscars, here are the 2015 Film Devoniads:
Most Annoying Film: Birdman
Most Haunting Film: Foxcatcher
Best Documentary: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Best Cameo: Lorelei Linklater doing her Britney Spears impression in Boyhood.
Feelgood Movie: Paddington