Artists’ poor health and welfare shows we have failed ourselves

News & Commentary, Screen, Stage |

There are terrible dangers of falling through the gaps between psychic satisfaction and material security in the performing artists’ career path, according to arts and entertainment solicitor Mark Williams in a new Platform Paper titled Falling Through The Gaps: Our artists’ health and welfare from Currency House released today.  Perceptions of the actor’s lot can be largely divided between

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Funny Cow film review: a morbidly gloomy drama about a struggling female comedian

Film, Reviews, Screen |

Director Adrian Shergold’s morbidly gloomy drama Funny Cow follows a working class female comedian as she struggles through the Northern England stand-up scene circa the 1970s. Tony Pitts’ screenplay paints a general picture of life on skid row, rather than a particular insight into the craft of comedy or what motivates joke-makers to flagellate themselves in

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Ant-Man and the Wasp film review: tiny ideas in second film starring Marvel’s miniature hero

Film, Reviews, Screen |

The first appearance of the miniature superhero Ant-Man was in a 1962 comic book called Tales to Astonish, published five years after The Incredible Shrinking Man arrived in cinemas. This classic midnight movie is famous for scenes featuring the titular protagonist battling a spider with a pin raided from a sewing kit, and navigating comparatively huge household

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