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Nico Marrone


Nico somehow came into possession of an MScR in Postcolonial Literature from the University of Edinburgh, where he also served as the Film Editor for The Student. Now he writes Theatre reviews in order to keep himself busy.

Reviews: 70
Other Articles: 5
National Theatre at Home [via YouTube]

Small Island [ONLINE]

A theatrical tour-de-force portraying the adversity faced by the Windrush generation

Da 5 Bloods

Depicting the lasting legacy of the Vietnam War, and the sacrifice of Black soldiers, in a way few films have

Imitating the Dog [via Vimeo]

Heart of Darkness [ONLINE]

A pertinent re-imagining of a controversial literary classic that informs and educates its audience on Europe’s colonial history


Depiction of fraternity and loyalty amidst football violence fails to provide any compelling drama

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Uncut Gems

An utter triumph of a character study that never falters in delivering tension and anxiety

Edinburgh Playhouse

The Lion King

Edinburgh Playhouse comes alive with a roaring success of an adaptation

Traverse Theatre

Hope and Joy

Ellie Stewart’s surrealist exploration of otherness shows promise, but a reliance on out-of-place comedy holds it back

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Barber Shop Chronicles

An insightful and invigorating celebration of black culture and diversity that is both hilarious and heartbreaking

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Hail Satan?

A devilish documentary rife with humour and mischief

Odeon Lothian Road

The Deer

A shallow film rife for analysis but with little actual drama

Edinburgh Filmhouse


A powerful and pertinent portrayal of those who commit fraud to escape poverty in Ghana.

Odeon Lothian Road

Ever After

A blend of horror and fairy tale that somehow reanimates zombies into something mostly fresh.

Odeon Lothian Road

The Vast of Night

An ode to vintage pulp science-fiction that delivers an enthralling slow-burn mystery

Odeon Lothian Road

The Deposit

Icelandic debut about immigration and charity is a strong character piece but still feels lacking.

Odeon Lothian Road


Gwen’s unwillingness to fully commit to its horror or drama results in a disappointing end product.