The Artist

So, a year after seemingly winning every award going and grabbing every headline possible I finally made it to The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius’ love story both about and, seemingly to, silent cinema and cinema in general. To be honest going in I wasn’t sure what to expect and I am glad I waited for... Continue Reading →

Metal Evolution

Having first made their name with the feature-length documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, which charts a path through the hows, whys and wherefores of heavy metal music, Sam Dunn and Scott McFadyen, aka Banger Films Inc, have gone on to produce this series of TV documentaries for VH1 which expand upon the film’s premise. While... Continue Reading →

SugarSlam – Fameless

Grunge rockers SugarSlam are on the verge of releasing their second full-length album, Fameless, on Saturday 2nd February 2013. Ahead of that I reviewed the album, which is an excellent slice of sing-along heavy, pop-rock grunge (in the vein of Foo Fighters rather than Nickleback): The album is now available to download here. Ahead of... Continue Reading →

Vale Earth Fair Unplugged

Upon arriving at The Fermain Tavern for the first Vale Earth Fair Unplugged night it was clear things were a little different. Not only was the stage set up with drums and some, smaller, amplifiers, but The John Wesley Stone were busy putting together their ‘busking’ kit stage right of the dancefloor and another make... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Movies of 2012

Seeing as the guys over at 24LPS have all done their top fives of the year (hear them on their YouTube Channel), I thought I'd add my thoughts to the debate. Anyone who knows me will know that picking my favourites of anything is a big challenge but I have done my best to whittle... Continue Reading →

Life Of Pi

Despite everything in the media and the fact that its an adaptation of a famous novel I headed into Life Of Pi with little fore-knowledge of what I was about to watch - beyond the fact it featured a boy, a boat and a Bengal tiger - and I am very glad I had few... Continue Reading →

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