Eraserhead

Where does one start with David Lynch's debut feature film, Eraserhead? So much has been written and said about it since 1976 this may well be redundant and as I write I'm still in something of a state of shock following such a mesmerisingly intense experience. The story follows a young man named Henry (Lynch... Continue Reading →

Everybody Wants Some!!

Back in 1993 Richard Linklater took a trip back to the world of his youth with Dazed and Confused, throwing the audience headlong into the world of a Texan high school in the mid-1970s and all the typical comings and goings that went along with it, delivered by an ensemble cast of relative unknowns. Now,... Continue Reading →

Green Day – Revolution Radio

Back in 2004 Bay Area punk trio Green Day reached something of a milestone moment in their career with the release of their George W. Bush baiting concept opus American Idiot. While that launched them into being one of the most commercially successful punk rock bands of all time (despite causing something a rift amongst... Continue Reading →

Hello America by JG Ballard

It seems that the notion of The American Dream is one that keeps cropping up in my reviews recently, most notably with La La Land and Straight Outta Compton, so it feels natural, if strangely coincidental, that I now look at a book that seems to take that dream and turn it into a kind... Continue Reading →

The Resurrection of Jake the Snake

In the late 1980s, while Hulk Hogan stood atop the world of professional wrestling, many other men less famous but (arguably) more hard-working formed the remainder of the 'sports entertainment' pyramid of the World Wrestling Federation. One man who always stood out, captivating audiences with a sinister, quiet menace in the face of all the... Continue Reading →

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