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Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
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Saturday 16 February 2008
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Jeff Goldblum in Speed The Plow at the Old Vic London
Jeff Goldblum in Speed The Plow; Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List; a new biography of Edgar Allen Poe; and Pina Bausch's Rites of Spring.
Joining presenter Tom Sutcliffe on the panel this week are:

Brenda Maddox - writer and critic
Susan Jeffreys - broadcaster and journalist
Patrick Gale - novelist

Speed The Plow
David Mamet's play written in 1988 explores the ruthless and banal world of the Hollywood producer, where money matters more than conscience. Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Spacy and Laura Michelle Kelly star in a new production at the Old Vic.

At the Old Vic, London until 26  April 2008

The Bucket List
Jack Nicholson and Morgan appear together for the first time in The Bucket List directed by Rob Reiner in which they play two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward determined to live their dreams before they die.

On general release, certificate 12A

Poe, A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd
The latest biography from Peter Ackroyd tells the life story of one of America's most famous writers Edgar Allen Poe, the author who was credited with pioneering the gothic genre, creating the first fictional detective and starting science fiction.

Poe, A Life Cut Short is published by Chatto and Windus

Pina Bausch at Sadlers Wells
Legendary dance choreography Pina Bausch at Sadlers Wells with The Rite of Spring and the autobiographical Café Mueller in which she herself dances, one of only two pieces in which she appears.

Pina Bausch is at Sadlers Wells until  22 February

The Camden Town Group
The first major exhibition of the Camden Town Group for 20 years is at Tate Britain. The group included Walter Sickert, Spencer Gore, Harold Gilman and Robert Bevan. Founded in 1911, the group formed a radically innovative movement who provided a powerful portrait of a nation in transition.

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