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OTHNIEL SMITH
Writes. For money, if possible.
Writes. For money, if possible.
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"Blade Runner 2049"
Like all right-thinking people,
I consider Ridley Scott’s “ Blade Runner ”
to be a masterpiece, having seen it in the cinema shortly after its initial release
(in those pre-home-video days when films were occasionally given another chance
on the big screen)...

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"Mother!"
Darren Aronofsky’s new film, “ Mother! ”, seems to have been polarising
critical opinion, with even connoisseur of creepiness Mark Kermode expressing
confusion. It stars Javier Bardem as a writer, but focusses on Jennifer Lawrence
as his young wife – indeed...

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"When In Roam" / "Benny" / "hang" / "Quiet Hands"
And so the post-Edinburgh Festival theatre drought in Cardiff
finally came to an end. My first reviewing assignment for the new season was “ When
In Roam ”, an intriguing dance-based performance piece by South
American-born, Welsh resident Thania Acarón, al...

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"England Is Mine"
Morrissey bio-pic “ England Is Mine ” seems not to have stormed
the box-office, perhaps unsurprisingly, since non-Smiths lovers will all have
steered clear, casual fans will be disappointed by the absence of Smiths music,
and others may have been put off by...

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"Dunkirk"
I realised, as I settled in to watch “ Dunkirk ” that I have seen all of Christopher Nolan’s feature-length
films on the big screen (apart from his low-budget debut “ Following ”, which I caught up with on television). It was, therefore,
the promise of an a...

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"Where Do Little Birds Go" / "Seen" at The Other Room
The second Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival took place last
week, colonising unusual venues in various parts of town. I only managed to
make it to one show: the Welsh premiere of Camilla Whitehill’s “ Where Do Little Birds Go ”, in the
intimate downstairs va...
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