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Exhibition reviews: Georgina Starr | Hiraki Sawa

Sometimes the grown-up art world just feels too clean, too sterile.

Moira Jeffrey | The Scotsman

Rurouni Kenshin - review

Behind the J-poppy storylines of this cartoonish samurai blockbuster gleams a well-shot swordplay spectacular In 19th-century Japan, swordsman Kenshin (Takeru Satoh) wanders the land, eating sweets and defending maidens with a special blade that's...

Chris Michael | The Guardian

Hiraki Sawa: Lenticular, Dundee Contemporary Arts

Looking on and out is a key theme in the work of Hiraki Sawa, discovers Jan Patience

Herald Scotland | Jan Patience

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology - review

The question of that problematic cinema genre, the sequel, with all its issues of identity and narrative,, is something that psychoanalytic critic Slavoj Žižek hasn't yet examined. Here anyway is the followup to his dazzling cine-lecture The Pervert's...

Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian

A riveting return to Victorian values

One's first thought on visiting the Guildhall Art Gallery's new exhibition of contemporary takes on Victoriana is “why hasn't this been done before?” Our artistic view of the Victorian era is so stuck in the sentimentality of its narrative pictures and...

Adrian Hamilton | The Independent

It’s “Twilight”: YA movies are totally over!

As "The Mortal Instruments" tanks, it's time to get past fantasy stories about heroes destined for greatness

Laura Miller | Salon

Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds, Talbot Rice Gallery, review

Though jarring and difficult to watch, this is an exhibition fizzing with energy and ideas, says Alastair Sooke.

Alastair Sooke | Telegraph

Nigeria: the distinctive sounds of Lagos

Artist Emeka Ogboh captures the city at full volume, with all its cries, colours and constant motion. Put the sound up Armed with microphones, a digital recording device, and a video camera, Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh captures the maddening hyper-...

The Guardian | Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi

Viramundo - review

Gilberto Gil is the 71-year-old Brazilian musician, activist and social campaigner who was for five years minister of culture in the government of the much-admired former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. This film by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud follows...

Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian

Theatre review: Away from Home, 24/7 Festival, New Century House, Manchester

As a gay man and a passionate football supporter Rob Ward has struggled for years to make the two aspects of his life sit together comfortably. Given the homophobia endemic in football it has not been easy. But it has produced a singularly brave - and...

Paul Vallely | The Independent