Fawlty Towers – Live seamlessly merges several episodes of the original show, reminding us of so much that was endearing about the original. To treat it as merely a sentimental trip back to the celebrated comedy series, however, would be to overlook the freshness and the quality of performances brought to it by the current cast.
A 10-piece ensemble comprising strings, brass, piano, drums, bass and guitars can make a mighty noise but there are also wonderful opportunities to use them with delicacy, which renowned singer-composer Glen Hansard demonstrated in a stirring set at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The third movie in the series based on Veronica Roth’s trilogy of dystopian Divergent novels, the Robert Schwentke-directed "Allegiant", is as depressing to watch as it must be to live in her post-apocalyptic Chicago.
Put together a trio of very talented blues players in a down-home, just-right venue like the back room of the Wheatsheaf Hotel and you get Roots of the Blues. ★★★★
Living with a comedian can’t be all fun. According to Arj Barker, a benefit is that you get to hear ideas for jokes in their prototype stages, but the downside is that they may well be about you. ★★★★
The Bélier Family is a movie about thresholds and coming of age.