BOOK REVIEW: SHELLEY DAVIDOW – SHADOW SISTERS

  Shelley Davidow is an author and academic who grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era. Davidow is white, and looking back she knows that during her formative years she experienced privilege and certain allowances due to her skin colour. This theme of race relations and how one family negotiated this oppressive arrangement is…

FILM REVIEW: MISS SLOANE

  Miss Sloane could be renamed, “Ms Stone.” The film is about an ambitious and icy woman who acts as a lobbyist for a firm that is advocating on behalf of a gun control bill in the States. It’s a tense, political drama with as many power-plays, twists, turns and slights of hand as The…

BLU-RAY REVIEW: FOCUS

  Focus is a smoke and mirrors game. The film is all about misdirection and cons and it tries to pack a lot of twists and turns into the plot in order to keep the audience on their toes. This in itself would make an exciting film but here, the flimsy plot is over-stretched and the…

BOOK REVIEW: STEVE CAVANAGH – THE DEFENCE

  Steve Cavanagh’s novel The Defence is his debut one but the writing is so accomplished and the pacing is so gripping that you’d be convinced that he was a highly-decorated and published author. While Cavanagh has written things in his spare time before, the main way he has earned a crust has been as…