Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. But that’s not enough to dent our enthusiasm. Bath

But when you look at this film, you see a stately manor surrounded by pastoral beauty. The unusual tweeter grabs our attention first. There seem to be no elevators, and all the octogenarian residents, even Jean with her hip replacement, use the stairs. Here is a sentimental, sweet entertainment full of legendary British stage, movie and opera stars. Want to be entertained above all else? As with other Triangle speakers that we’ve heard these are a fair way from being tonally pure. © Triangle Quartet review French maker Triangle has produced a sensational floorstander in the Quartet - the perfect speaker for those who value entertainment over transparency Tested at £2400.
It’s a horn-loaded 25mm Titanium dome covered with a phase plug to help even out its directivity and phase response. The two woofers use fibreglass cones and the midrange, a cellulose pulp cone – a fancy name for treated paper. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, and touring (2010). Many were relying heavily on walking sticks, so the subject matter of the retirement home could have been the attraction, but whatever the reason they were not disappointed, applauding vigourously and cheering even before the last notes of the aria had faded away. Review: Bruckner – Symphony No. Well, it is a retirement home! His extensive list of all things bad about ageing hit several nerves with the audience and they laughed ruefully and knowingly at every one - young and old alike. The midrange has an unusual pleated surround to help reduce distortion and allow it to cover a wide frequency band. The movie shows the others going to great lengths to coax her into the gala.

This movie will no doubt be pitched to the same audiences that loved “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” It even brings Maggie Smith along. But still, they’re nothing if not fun to listen to. 5.5 Quartet. Receive news and offers from our other brands? He dismisses her. No grandchildren. No children. BA1 1UA. Their tickets must have been really expensive. Along the way, much depends on whether Reggie and Jean will join two other residents (Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly) to perform the Act 3 quartet (“Bella figlia dell’amore”) from Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Jean refuses; she fears that her voice is gone. At one point Cissy, the Collins character, visits Jean’s room with flowers and a plea for her to change her mind. for brief strong language and suggestive humor, Netflix's Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun is Sketch Comedy Bliss, Short Films in Focus: World of Tomorrow 3, HBO's Industry is a Bitter Mix of Grey's Anatomy and Succession. Please refresh the page and try again. Written by Ronald Harwood; Directed by Dustin Hoffman; Latest blog posts . Is it about revealing every detail in as neutrally as possible? It has a good heart. The central drama involves the retired singer Reggie Paget (Tom Courtenay, who starred in “The Dresser” and “Doctor Zhivago” all those years ago, and even before that the powerful 1962 drama “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner”). One involves former opera stars who were once married, long ago and briefly. Search for: Latest posts. Why do you listen to hi-fi? But it lacks that film’s life, intelligence and spirit. Review: The Chiaroscuro Quartet tackle one of the pinnacles of the string quartet repertoire, with a version that is quite different, says The Classic Review. Fun to listen toOther plus points include high detail levels and superb integration between the drivers. The staff consists of the supervisor and a few nurses. Find thousands jazz reviews at All About Jazz! The relentlessly ticking clock reminds that here “Time does not so much pass slowly as hobble by on its own Zimmer frame.”. 12 May 2011. “Me - Me - On Charity!” - but her presence brings out revelations and secrets from all. With the benefit of a little modern technology our Quartet do the same. It’s late summer inOxford: a time for picnics, laughter and lazy afternoons by the river. Cecily (Gwen Taylor) sits happily listening to music on her headphones. In this home for retired opera singers Simon Scullion has created a splendid set of a music room where the three who consider themselves ‘the élite’ gather to pass the time. Consternation ensues when they hear that the latest arrival is to be Jean (Susannah York) and when she enters we see why. They’re sensitive, as the 92dB/W/m rating suggests, so they’ll deliver good volume levels with lower-powered amplifiers: amp quality matters more than power output with these speakers. Bonded and Unbound: Sean Connery, 1930-2020. By What Hi-Fi? The threaded holes in the speaker plinths are poorly machined, and the overall arrangement isn’t particularly neat. What Hi-Fi? Tom Courtenay as Reggie. Loading. Theatre review of Quartet (Ronald Harwood) from An Ian Fricker and Richard Temple production at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, and touring - reviewer: Sheila Connor Or is it about being entertained? Michael Gambon as Cedric. The location, Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire, near London, obviously suggests a multimillion-pound budget and isn’t going to be saved by a gala — especially not after we see how small the well-dressed audience is. I’ll give it that. You will receive a verification email shortly. All three of the larger drivers are 16cm units. But the chill between them thaws with astonishing rapidity all the way to a final scene of stupendously cornball romance. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. Moving on to build and the news is generally decent. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. Find thousands jazz reviews at All About Jazz!

It may have been the eminent writer, or perhaps the starry cast - maybe their appreciation of the Quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto - but this play certainly struck a chord with the Guildford audience and they packed the theatre expectantly.
We understand why that would be enough for the stage, but Hoffman’s film accepts all the limitations of a stage play and just doesn’t care.