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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shakespeare’s not really my bag - but I love an adaptation by Bim Adewunmi

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet left me cold. Give me 10 Things I Hate About You any dayA couple of weeks back, I went with a friend to see Oscar Isaac in Hamlet. I’d acquired Public Theater member…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Janeane Garofalo is a tiny thing, but the air around her crackles by Bim Adewunmi

I think about all Garofalo’s combined experience on screen and stage, and smile at how lucky I am to have seen her in the fleshOne of my favourite romantic comedies was released all the wa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:04AM
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Why I love… Amber Riley by Bim Adewunmi

Sure, she has screen presence, but it’s her voice that is truly arrestingContrary to the bombastic voiceover at the start of reality TV music competitions, we know that finding that one-in…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:24AM
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Why I love… Dave Chappelle by Bim Adewunmi

I will never not laugh at his bit on chicken and racismBack when easy streaming was a twinkle in some young executive’s eye, some TV was just… unavailable. If you were desperate to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:18AM
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Why I love… Julie Andrews by Bim Adewunmi

Her voice is the happiest sound you’ll ever hear, like the best of summer holidaysI’m a screen addict, so a fair chunk of my childhood memories are intimately tied up in film. Around the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36AM
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Why I love… comedian and actor Mo’Nique by Bim Adewunmi

Her jokes can be uncomfortable, but then they come from uncomfortable situations Do you remember that TV channel, Trouble? In the late 90s/early 00s, it was a colourful graveyard for Am…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'The man is a genius – and that's a fact' by Bim Adewunmi

He’s a New Yorker, born to Puerto Rican parents, and a hip-hop head – not the usual ingredients that make up Broadway composersMy greatest regret of 2016 was a self-inflicted error of ju…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42AM
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Why I love… Michaela Coel by Bim Adewunmi

Coel is fearless. No joke is too risque, no comedic situation too outrageous to explore in pursuit of the funny Generally speaking, I love being surprised. It’s an increasingly hard t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:55AM
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Crush of the week: Lenny Henry by Bim Adewunmi

‘Lenny Henry feels as familiar to me as a family friend – the magnanimous uncle who has always been there’There are some people who live forever bathed in the golden glow of collective…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:32AM
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Crush of the week: Tig Notaro by Bim Adewunmi

The comedian hits all the right buttons, which is why she makes us laugh and cry in equal measureLast week I was doing the dishes while watching Tig, a new Netflix documentary about comedian…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:02AM
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Crush of the week: Lily Tomlin by Bim Adewunmi

‘How do you explain someone who has been consistently hilarious for more than 50 years?’ Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00AM
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crush of the week: Chris Rock by Bim Adewunmi

He is blessed with an incisive wit, especially when skewering America as it intersects with race, men, women and culture Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mies Julie in London: 'Apartheid was an insane experiment' by Bim Adewunmi

What could a 19th-century Swedish play have to say about 21st-century South Africa? Plenty, says Yael Farber, whose hit adaptation of Miss Julie is about to open in LondonYael Farber has jus…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM

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