Talya Honebeek

Hollywood Review: Style Over Substance

Hollywood Review: Style Over Substance

Ryan Murphy is undeniably the Baz Luhrmann of television. With glossy big-budget productions and unbridled theatricality, his work is a visual delight. Hollywood is no different, with Murphy delving into the post-World War II ‘golden age’ of Tinseltown, where a glamorous facade covers-up the underlying racism, sexism and homophobia. Murphy has previously served as creator […]

 Northern Lights

Gig Review: Venue at Head of Steam

Gig Review: Venue at Head of Steam

  Girl power was out in full force at Head of Steam in Newcastle on the 15/11/19 thanks to alt-rock girl band, Venus. In such a male dominated industry, it was a nice breath of fresh air to see the Leeds based 5-piece take the stage with such skill and confidence. Venus did more than […]

 Molly Wroe

Album Review: Akvamarin – Gravel Shores

Album Review: Akvamarin – Gravel Shores

Daniel Czako, Hungarian singer-songwriter and session musician also known as Gravel Shores, was kind enough to send us a copy of his newest album Akvamarin, which I had the pleasure of listening to! This record was produced by private Hungarian label Spiritside Productions and is advertised as ‘nihilism never sounded this good’, which I think […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow

Album Review: Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow

As I begin to extend myself into album reviews, I like to think that there’ll be a time when I look back on this album and think “it didn’t get any worse than this”. I highly doubt there are many worse albums out there, with Yonaka’s debut being the most generic, boring piece to come from any […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 50th Anniversary

Review: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 50th Anniversary

Although I’ve not seen enough of his movies to confirm this, I truly think Robert Redford is one of the most consistently dependable actors to have ever worked in Hollywood. His swan song leading role in The Old Man and His Gun had me interested in checking out the rest of his filmography, and where […]

 Richard Bellis

A personal challenge to watch Friends before graduation

A personal challenge to watch Friends before graduation

In 21 years of my life, I had never watched an episode of Friends, I had heard about it, knew the theme and understood that it was supposed to be this massive part of 90s and early 00s American culture. So when I told people at uni that I had never seen an episode they […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Halloween

Review: Halloween

Having not seen John Carpenter’s rendition of Halloween, it felt a bit silly to dive into a reboot sequel series that I’d had little interest for. Even now I’m struggling to think of my reasoning for watching David Gordon Green’s abysmal take on the renowned slasher classic.  Perhaps the main problem of all is the pacing […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Show Dogs

Review: Show Dogs

The era of kid’s movies is dead. Quality and consistency don’t matter when you can slap together Stanley Tucci and Will Arnett, or at least that’s what Show Dogs wants us to believe. Director Raja Gosnell’s putrid outing shows us that the market for kid‘s movies is just what I’d expected Illumination Studios to turn it into. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore is quite genuinely one of the most prolific and enjoyable documentary makers around. He’s the American Louis Theroux, and that’s no small feat.   I hate to say cliché taglines such as this, but Fahrenheit 11/9 is probably the most important documentary to release in the past few years. Its dissection of Bernie Sanders’ election run, […]

 Ryan Easby

Review: Venom

Review: Venom

View this post on Instagram Tomorrow. #Venom A post shared by Venom (@venommovie) on Feb 7, 2018 at 8:59am PST You know, I really wanted to like Venom. I really did. I thought surely it couldn’t be as bad as the reviews suggested. Surely it couldn’t possibly be THAT bad, right? Turns out I was […]

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