Film

Captain Marvel isn’t exactly marvellous

March 20, 2019

She doesn’t really have much motivation throughout the film. Her role is somewhat passive, with her story often pushed forward by external forces. She has this strange arc that involves something like inverse growth.

Film

Is Adam Sandler one of the best actors alive?

March 20, 2019

Although his name sits only at 49th place on BoxOfficeMojo’s list of the highest-grossing actors (the price of never starring in a superhero or sci-fi blockbuster, one reckons), there are few movie stars that have

The Hype

Leaving Neverland brings up an uncomfortable past

March 20, 2019

In “Leaving Neverland,”Wade Robson and James Safechuck admitted that they were abused as children by a man they worshipped. Their statements are overwhelmingly convincing and powerful.  

The Hype

Cripple of Innishmann reflects on a bygone Ireland

March 20, 2019

Phelim Drew lived up to his family’s name and delivered a stellar performance as Johnny Pateen Mike. The west of Ireland’s answer to journalism in the 30’s who would deliver three “pieces of news” in exchange for food.

The Hype

The Royle Family and Brexit: A Study

March 20, 2019

The Royle Family and Brexit both share the mentality of blaming others for their situation. Jim cries when the batteries from his remote are stolen but refuses to get up and change the channels himself. As a result, in a hilarious climax, he is stuck watching location, location, location by his own stubbornness.

The Hype

The girls are back in Derry

March 20, 2019

Amidst all the laughing and jokes, there are certain moments where it shows the real atmosphere and views that were very high during The Troubles. Derry Girls highlights that story within the comedy and it works very well in catching your attention as well as your laughter.

Music

Remembering The Prodigy’s Keith Flint

March 20, 2019

The Prodigy are the reason that there is still life pumping through the veins of dance music today. They harnessed a raw energy that was birthed in the early nighties and nurtured it so that it still survives today.

The Hype

Coming back home to Solange

March 20, 2019

The album is another intriguing listen, a record that is content with slowly unravelling its mysteries to the listener, rather than hitting them over the head straight out of the gate with its messages of black pride and subjugation.

The Hype

An introduction to folk metal

March 20, 2019

Their sound is reminiscent of arriving down to a trad session in a pub in Hämeenlinna with two electric guitars and a big Marshall stack.

Music

Everyone is a sucker for the Jonas Brothers

March 20, 2019

Although the brothers were thriving on their own, they say that there was the missing spark from when they were together and it was now or never for them to release new music.

Music

The beauty of terrible tunes at Shitenite

March 6, 2019

But why do we love this terrible night? It’s a night where you don’t have to be embarrassed about liking the cheesiest tunes, you should be embarrassed if you don’t know them at Shitenite.

Television

Umbrella Academy, a delightful surprise

March 6, 2019

While 10, hour long episodes allow for plenty of time to explore the newly established world it does become unnecessarily eccentric and drawn out with a few random and unnecessary dance sequences that should have been left out.

Film

The serial flow of true crime documentaries

March 6, 2019

Similar to other entertainment media, there has been an emergence of fandom culture surrounding these Netflix series with people making memes & writing witty tweets about various developments in the cases, which only serve to further the desensitisation of violent crimes.

Film

An ode to Stanley Donen

March 6, 2019

Funnily enough, although a legend, Donen had never won an Academy Award for any of his works. However, in 1998 he received a lifetime achievement “in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.”

Music

The darkside to child stardom

March 6, 2019

Musicians are entering the industry younger than ever, it seems like every time you turn on the radio there’s a new teenage voice ringing through.

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Music

Over saturation of singers on streaming sites

March 6, 2019

Music is released every day, every second of every week. How are artists supposed to keep up with this rat race? The oversaturation of the music industry has prevented new artists from being heard, but

Music

Holograms: The future of concerts

March 6, 2019

Holograms have always been associated with the future. Well, it seems we are officially there because they exist and are no longer a distant idea. They have been used for the best part of a

The Hype

The hype around bizarre fan theories

March 6, 2019

It’s a shame that the media doesn’t devote more time to debunking such theories, rather than milking them for clickbait. It’s much more interesting to think these propositions through and look at their flaws, rather than pumping them out to the public.

Music

The money making in misery music

March 6, 2019

The young singer with an old soul has been both commended and criticised for her portrayal of depression and mental illness. Some critics saying she is glamourizing it, almost to the extent of making it cool amongst teenagers.