Sue Corsten

Sue Corsten is a film and TV make-up artist based in the UK.
Sue Corsten has written 59 posts for Everything Express

Movie Catch-up: The Covenant (2005)

Looking for the Twilight zone, all you get are testosterone-fuelled pretty boys snarling their way through a macho version of The Craft. Some impressive special effects can’t disguise the vacuous, sub-Supernatural script. Unintentionally comic, courtesy of ham-fisted Finnish demolition-meister Renny Harlin. Somewhere in Massachussets is the Ipswich Colony (which immediately destroys the movie for the Brits … Continue reading

Review: American Hustle (2013)

Some serious 70s hair and make up, but no Oscar nomination in that category, while The Hustle seems set to sweep all else before it. And like the director’s previous Silver Linings Playbook, it’s all a bit mad. David O. Russell’s trademark off-the-wall and off-kilter view of America is filtered through this ‘based on a … Continue reading

Movie Catch-up: Abduction (2011)

Pretty boy Taylor Lautner, friendly Native American werewolf from Twilight, takes his shirt off, does a bit of parkour, runs about a lot but doesn’t look half as confused as the audience through all the espionage guff going on around him. Abduction is a cynical, money-making, mechanical, teen-fugitive spy thriller that blots the directorial copybook … Continue reading

Review: Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped in Red

The pocket dynamo with the big voice is back – with a traditional Christmas album that is firmly middle-of-the-road commercial and utterly disposable come Boxing Day eve. With each wall of sound intro with big drums and sleigh bells, you just think ‘wrapped in Phil Spector’, with no cliché left unturned. Bah, humbug. For example, … Continue reading

Review: Diana (2013)

As a syrupy ‘prequel’ to The Queen, Princess Diana’s alleged love of her life is retold in an embarrassing TV-movie aberration that would fit right into the Hallmark Entertainment stable. Just one question Naomi – you’re an Oscar winner, why this? Being kind, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s (Downfall) well-intentioned, reverential and sentimental biopic is an excruciating, drawn … Continue reading

Review: Haim – Days Are Gone

If you caught The Wire and Save Me getting plenty of radio play over the Summer, and seen three rock chicks playing instruments with great attack and verve at Summer festivals: that’s Haim. So debut album Days Are Gone may come as a surprise. Filled with lots of catchy tracks and very cool tunes, it … Continue reading

Review: Vicious (ITV1)

Time travel is possible and it’s here as a working scientific phenomenon. That’s the only explanation I can find for Vicious, ITV1’s latest situation comedy, which is barely a ‘sit’ and contains no ‘com.’ Starring Britain’s two foremost theatrical knights, Sirs Ian McKellen (The Hobbit, X-Men) and Derek Jacobi (Henry V, Underworld Evolution) as an … Continue reading

Review: Phoenix Foundation – Fandango

The unusual fifth album from psychedelic indie-folk-prog-rock New Zealanders consists of a double album of 2 cd’s or vinyl; two short volumes that add up to that rare thing these days; a Concept Album. Fandango surrounds you with it’s dreamy, ambient quality, a rich layered sound, swinging between Pat Metheny harmonies and Ray Davies witty … Continue reading

Review: Junip – Junip

You know how music goes around in waves, as record labels and radio stations jump on a sound and play a bunch of me-too bands? I think we’re in one of those waves now. I thought I’d made a mistake with Junip – Line of Fire began like a Two Door Cinema Club track. Vaguely … Continue reading

Review: Dido – Girl Who Got Away

The Queen of Beige is back. In beige. The album launch delayed by motherhood came good in 2013; not that it made a lot of difference. For the most part it’s a continuation of Life for Rent and White Flag, with Ms Dido droning wan (and wan and wan) and listless through another collection of … Continue reading

Review: Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon (2012)

In the second half of 2012, UK band Two Door Cinema Club was everywhere. I spent the January sales listening to Sun in every retail outlet in the country (okay, I’m a Sale junkie). They seemed to be on every TV music show playing live, with a good performance on BBC2’s Jules Holland. More than … Continue reading

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