The Playlist: Week Five

It’s week five and the St Andrews fashion season continues with the hotly anticipated Don’t Walk this weekend. New to TV screens this week is ‘Critical’, a medical drama that refuses to cut the gore and with each week presents a new case with intense realism. A different kind of pain lies at the heart of Cake that explores the effects of emotional trauma through, what is rumoured to be, Jennifer Aniston’s greatest performance to date. The Byre plays host to the first Just So society performance since 2012 this week. ‘The Last Five Years’ is a song-cycle musical oozing with contemporaneity as it follows the making, breaking and remaking of a marriage. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’ fills the gap that lies in historical records after the Roman occupation of Britain. Think ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ meets Kafka and you’ve got this dark age thriller.

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