Music

Earl Sweatshirt leaves fans wanting more with latest album release

November 13, 2019

It’s difficult to pin down where Earl Sweatshirt belongs in 2019’s music scene. His critically acclaimed album, “Some Rap Songs”, from last year was a departure from his earlier more mainstream efforts, featuring few hooks and more introspective streams of consciousness over abrasive production.

Music

The backing track to Dublin City

November 13, 2019

A new wave of young buskers have taken over the streets of Dublin. Competing for peak times and areas could cause busking wars but they are all part of a supportive community, says singer songwriter KK Lewis.

Television

Watchmen mirrors the brutal reality of the US political landscape

November 13, 2019

Ostensibly a remix rather than direct adaptation of Alan Moore’s iconic 1987 comic, HBO’s “Watchmen” offers a contemporary political perspective on one of the core texts of modern superhero fiction, introducing a largely new cast of characters into a universe that seems all too close to reality while humming with an air of the fantastical.

Film

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

October 30, 2019

As the evenings grow darker, and colder, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind – snuggling up with a hot chocolate, and a Halloween movie to ring in the season.

Television

Fractured fails to stray from classic thriller tropes

October 30, 2019

From the onset, there is a sense of foreboding in the new Netflix thriller, “Fractured.” This is possibly due to the fact that the plot of the movie seems very familiar to “Shutter Island” and “Flight Plan”, where actress Jodie Foster searches for her missing daughter on a flight.

Television

RuPaul’s Drag Race takes the UK by storm

October 30, 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finally got under way at the start of October, and the judgment is still out on whether it’s just the US version with a British coat of paint.

Books

Pippa O’Connor Ormond on living your best life

October 16, 2019

Model, author, mother, wife and successful business woman – Pippa O’Connor Ormond has done it all. A true girl boss. Pippa wrote her first book in 2016. However, in her second book “The Pippa Guide : Live Your Best Life”, she delves deeper into her life than before, “I knew that I wanted [the book] to go beyond the snippets that you see online.”

Film

A new Joker takes the stage

October 16, 2019

In one pivotal climactic scene of Todd Phillips’ Joker – likely the most intensely debated film of 2019 – Joaquin Phoenix’s mentally ill Arthur Fleck announces that “this isn’t about politics. I’m not political.”