sat 08/08/2020

Nick Hasted

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Bio
Nick Hasted has been a film journalist since 1986. As well as The Arts Desk, he currently writes about film, music, books and comics for The Independent, Uncut, Jazzwise and Classic Rock. He has published three books: The Dark Story of Eminem (2002), You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks (2011), and Jack White: How He Built An Empire From The Blues (2016).

Articles By Nick Hasted

Haley Fohr: Salomé, Brighton Festival 2019 review – potently camp debauch

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Rokia Traoré: Dream Mandé: Djata, Brighton Festival 2019 review – resonant griot wisdom

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Rokia Traoré: Dream Mandé: Bamanan Djourou, Brighton Festival 2019 review – traditions soar free

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Chamber Music, Brighton Festival 2019 review - Wu-Tang Clan depths divined

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The Hustle review - rotten scoundrels

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu review - a cute commercial

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10 Questions for Director Benedikt Erlingsson

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Long Shot review - semi-hilarious odd couple romcom

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Styx review - high seas, high stakes refugee nightmare

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Dragged Across Concrete review - Mel Gibson's hard-boiled high

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Hellboy review - vivid monster mash

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Shazam! review - refreshing super-goofiness

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story review - inside Sidebottom's head

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Under the Silver Lake review - fascinating LA noir folly

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The Hole in the Ground review - parental horror stays on the surface

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The Kid Who Would Be King review - a timeless charmer

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Heart's Delight, Opera Holland Park review - a classy h...

Nostalgia of all kinds played a part in this summer evening’s divertissement. Some audience members were probably remembering when operetta held a...

Perfect 10 review - a small movie with a big heart

We first see Leigh (Frankie Box), the cheeky heroine of Scottish...

Alex Halberstadt: Young Heroes of the Soviet Union review -...

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a collective examination of its past, with Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich at...

Everything: The Real Thing Story, BBC Four review - brillian...

This documentary is bittersweet viewing on quite a number of levels. First, it’s got all the glory and tragedy of the most compelling music...

Album: Moscoman - Time Slips Away

After 2016’s A Shot in the Light, DJ, producer and Disco Halal labelrunner Chen Moscovici has leaned full-tilt into...

theartsdesk Q&A: Record label New Heavy Sounds

New Heavy Sounds is one of Britain’s most exciting and undersung labels. Founded in 2011, they have consistently released music that boasts...

The New Normal, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building review - s...

We live in strange times, so it's appropriate that a socially distanced pop-up arts...

A masked elegy: portraits of string players at the Fidelio O...

Out of a silent and empty City of London, unusually still even for a Sunday afternoon, it felt surreal to come upon a centre of light and activity...

The Streets, EartH review - empathy in isolation

Mike Skinner got out just in time, pulling the plug on The Streets at the point of exhaustion. After Original Pirate Material’s hopeful...