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Television In Review: ‘You’

Even weeks after its release, people won’t stop talking about the Netflix adapted series ‘You’. ‘You’ is the new psycho-thriller starring our very own Penn Badgley, aka Dan Humphrey. The series swivels around Joe Goldberg, a bookstore clerk, with a…

Television In Review: The Haunting of the Hill House

It was a summer, in the 80s when the Crain’s moved into their dream house, a tightly knit family of seven. But soon all their dreams tarnished from the sinister, that slid into their lives from underneath the red room….

Revisiting Hours: Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right

Protomartyr’s second album is the red-headed stepchild of their back catalogue for the sole reason that it tends to be overlooked in favour of their later work. It’s a personal favourite album of mine. Following on the heels of their…

Album In Review: Little Dark Age – MGMT

MGMT’s latest record Little Dark Age has been received almost universally well, signalling a return to pop music after two albums that passed well under the radar. This new record blends 1980’s nostalgia with the admirable weirdness of MGMT, making…

Film In Review: The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer & Michael Stuhlberg Runtime: 123 mins Rating:  5/5 Guillermo del Toro has got an interesting way of grounding superbly supernatural, fantasy worlds and creatures by…

Album In Review: In A Poem Unlimited – U.S. Girls

Meg Remy’s U.S. Girls project has been a cathartic vehicle for performer and listener alike since her first album over 10 years ago. Lyrically, Remy has vented about society’s ills since the beginning but for her latest release, she invited…

Album In Review: No Dogs Allowed

In the midst of doing some research for this review, in order to find some context for the record, it dawned on me that it would be completely needless. No Dogs Allowed exists in its own world of relentless charm and charisma,…

Gig In Review: Gus Dapperton at The Workmans Club

The dream-pop sensation, Gus Dapperton, is stirring a lot of talk about his music. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Warwick, New York has been releasing singles and short EP’s since May 2016, and on February 1st burst onto the stage of…

In Review: Fire & Fury

Following a bewildering year for the American political establishment, due to the advent the Trump administration, critics and citizenry alike faced the monumental task of piecing together the scattered and often non-sensical nature of the current U.S presidency. Michael Wolff…

Album In Review: M A N I A – Fall Out Boy

Mania is an album that is trying to be too many things. You can almost hear the struggle between the band and their music in every song, as they try to retain some semblance of authenticity while also producing music…

FILM REVIEW: HELL OR HIGH WATER

Hell or High Water, at its core is a revitalised take on the Western genre set against the backdrop of a dusty, seemingly empty Texas. The latest in a group of thrillers inspired by the financial destitute suffered within the…

Album in Review: ‘Skeleton Tree’, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Profound emotions often inspire beauty in music. In July of last year, Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son, Arthur, died after falling from a cliff near the family home. Although Cave was already underway in recording Skeleton Tree at this point, tragedy…