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Nico Marrone

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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: 51
Other Articles: 2
Odeon Lothian Road

The Deposit

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

Odeon Lothian Road

Gwen

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

Odeon Lothian Road

How to Fake a War

A concept with potential for biting satire is too reliant on unfunny and outdated humour

Festival Theatre Studio

The Little Bath

Théâtre de Romette crafts a deeply playful and accessible story through its simple premise and imaginative performance.

Traverse Theatre

The Invisible Man

Theater Artemis’ use of puppetry and mime helps to create a charming show suitable for all ages.

Festival Theatre Studio

Us/Them

A powerful piece on the terrorism experienced by children that engages with its young audience.

Assembly Roxy

The Guitar Man

Surrogate Productions’ UK premiere of Jon Fosse’s play is an admirable translation that suffers in its execution.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Cutterhead

A terrifyingly claustrophobic experience that highlights the talents of a freshman director

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Nightshifter

Directorial debut slips into cliche despite the strength of its cast and background elements.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

One Big Happy Family

A myriad of short films highlighting the horrors of familial relationships.

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Local Hero

An excellent adaptation of a classic film that is hilarious, heartbreaking and all too relevant.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Maiden

Timely and necessary documentary about determination and female empowerment.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Hannah

Visually stunning, albeit shallow, portrayal of denial and isolation primarily carried by the strength of its star.

Edinburgh Playhouse

American Idiot

A lack-lustre portrayal of disenfranchisement and teenage angst that only serves as a platform for Green Day’s music.

King's Theatre

Glasgow Girls

Powerful musical stuns audience with heart-warming tale of friendship and tolerance.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Lizzie

Bland film with a strong central performance that adds little to the legacy of Lizzie Borden.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Old Man & the Gun

Redford’s swansong is an excellent send-off and look back at the actor’s venerable career.

Assembly Roxy

Rhinoceros

Although Theatre Paradok deliver a strong performance, they fail to make the societal statements they set out to.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

BlacKkKlansman

Sleek 70’s crime-comedy is simultaneously a powerful critique on modern America.