Ewan Gleadow

Single Review: Steven Faulkner – The Man You Deserve

Single Review: Steven Faulkner – The Man You Deserve

The prominent single of his Bare Bones – Acoustic album, The Man You Deserve is a simple, effective track from Steven Faulkner.   Not quite as stripped back as his album would suggest, The Man You Deserve is a cacophony of instruments which set the stage for Faulkner’s exceptional talent as a singer. He provides a grand variety here, showcasing the best […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Single Review: Jay Morgan – Someone to Hold While You Cry

Single Review: Jay Morgan – Someone to Hold While You Cry

Whether writing a song in the early stages of your career or penning your first piece over two decades in, the fear that must grip some songwriters is infectious. Jay Morgan’s firs track, Someone to Hold While You Cry, marks his debut not as a performer, but as a writer.  His clear vocal talent shines through a […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Batman: Soul of the Dragon

Movie Review: Batman: Soul of the Dragon

Cheap and quick it may be to knock Batman: Soul of the Dragon with a “more like Batman: Soulless” quip, it would remove the opportunity to discuss the animated format of DC filibusters and faff. Make no mistake, the Sam Liu-directed piece is as obstructive as this introduction makes out. But how can something so harmless be so horrid? How […]

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Movie Review: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Movie Review: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

A horrid and depressing time it must be to venture into the great unknown and explore the world. Remove the shackles of the Midwestern suburbia, for fear of rotting there alone in a hellish landscape of sunlight, cliché and fear. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is a horror in disguise, an analogy […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Predictions of an Idiot – Golden Globes ’21

Predictions of an Idiot – Golden Globes ’21

Make no mistake, I know nothing. Not about film. Not about awards. Nothing. To even pair me with running down the potential contenders of this year’s awards landscape is a troubling long shot, one that I find myself in charge of. My betting average is roughly 1% in success rate, but I’ll hedge them further with these […]

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EP Review: Eleni Drake – Vanilla Sky

EP Review: Eleni Drake – Vanilla Sky

Amalgamating artists from a variety of different genres is an impossible accomplishment. To take their stylings and their showmanship, their unique sounds and definable qualities, only to mash them together with surprisingly strong results, is a pipe dream for many independent artists. There are rare examples of so many influences rubbing together and paying off, […]

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Movie Review: LX 2048

Movie Review: LX 2048

While some apocalyptic films will play with the fears of isolation and homebound heroes in happenstance collusion of real-world events, there will, inevitably, be those that look to capitalise on events that shift the paradigm of life. The greatest compliment one can give LX 2048 is that it is mere coincidence that the theme of its narrative is that […]

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Single Review: IN Peril – Bad Dreams and Battering Rams

Single Review: IN Peril – Bad Dreams and Battering Rams

Conventional narratives and strokes of predictability, IN Peril’s latest track, Bad Dreams and Battering Rams is your usual display of steady, unchanging guitar riffs and a singer throwing all the messages and constructed imagery he can at a flagging project.  A song two minutes too long, yet its opening half is the weaker portion. When Bad Dreams and Battering […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: My Spy

Movie Review: My Spy

Clearly a film made for veterans of action star Dave Bautista’s career, My Spy shows us the capable range he has. If he isn’t power bombing people through tables, falling out of trains in Spectre or looking miserable in Bushwick, then the man is likely to be found training up a child army of super spies in the hopes of kindling […]

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Movie Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Movie Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

With awards season rapidly catching us up, looming over critics and audiences alike similar to a spectre at a rather bland feast, it is no surprise that Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has received its fair share of nominations. Box office and biopic fodder for a generation that needs whole lives gutted down and highlighted to a bitesize […]