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Mandy Southgate is a blogger, serial expat and eternal tourist living and working in London. Aside from writing at Blogcritics, she blogs about travel and London at Emm in London, entertainment and media at Addicted to Media and war crimes, genocide and social justice over at A Passion to Understand. Mandy has continued to write for Blogcritics under the new profile Mandy Southgate.

Blu-ray Review: The Disappearance of Alice Creed

A dark, minimalist thriller that maintains an unrelenting degree of tension from the opening sequence right to the closing credits. Read More »

Iconic Play For Colored Girls Adapted for the Screen

Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, and Thandie Newton among the cast of For Colored Girls, scheduled for a November release. Read More »

Music Review: Ashton Nyte – The Valley

Acclaimed South African musician Ashton Nyte finally make his US debut with The Valley Read More »

Book Review: A Time for Machetes: The Rwandan Genocide – The Killers Speak by Jean Hatzfeld

Jean Hatzfeld speaks to ten Hutu killers about the genocide and the crimes that they committed. Read More »

Music Review: The Chemical Brothers – Further

The Chemical Brothers return with their incredible seventh studio album Further Read More »

Book Review: Séance for a Vampire by Fred Saberhagen

An authentic period tale that has it all - kidnapping, pirates and vampires - but ultimately this Dracula / Sherlock Holmes crossover fails to convince Read More »

Book Review: Wars, Guns and Votes by Paul Collier

Paul Collier challenges the popular notion that democratic elections are the end game in developing countries with his explosive book Wars, Guns and Votes. Read More »

Music Review: Kele – The Boxer

Bloc Party's Kele Orekeye arrives on the scene with his first solo album The Boxer but it fails to impress. Read More »

Rediscovering Cassette Tapes

Exhilarating as it is to find some old cassette tapes, I think I might just be pleased to be living in the digital age. Read More »

DVD Review: Shelter

Sweeping cinematography, gradually escalating tension and fine acting from Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers make Shelter a great film Read More »