Beth Saward

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(09.04.16) – Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary – A Celebration pt. 1

Why Macbeth? Through the course of the play we see him go from a loyal and honourable war hero to a despotic tyrant who is murdered by his own subjects. He’s complex and shows the corrupting influence of unchecked ambition in a very human way.

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(24.02.16) – Deadpool and Sexuality: Minimum Effort

Bringing in a staggering $132.7million, Deadpool had the biggest opening weekend for an R-rated movie, beating The Matrix Reloaded’s previous 2003 record. It’s safe to say that the Merc with a Mouth has been a success. Tim Miller’s direction combined with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s screenplay manage to stay true to the comic’s sense of humour.

Those fans who were worried about how Deadpool’s infamous fourth-wall smashing would translate to the screen weren’t disappointed (even if a beautiful opportunity was missed during Stan Lee’s obligatory cameo). Reynolds, who’s said in interviews that he’s waited 11 years to make Deadpool, plays Wade Wilson with an infectious glee that you can’t help but enjoy. Despite all of this, the film leaves a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste.