Clerks III

I have to admit that, once again, I entered a new Kevin Smith movie with somewhat low expectations but, as we returned to the Quick Stop convenience store for Clerks 3, nearly 30 years on from the original Clerks, and My Chemical Romance’s Welcome To The Black Parade blasted from the speakers my expectations jumped.... Continue Reading →

Gangs Of New York (2002)

After recently reading Herbert Asbury’s The Gangs Of New York from 1927, I thought it was about time I rewatch Martin Scorsese’s fictionalised 2002 movie version, Gangs Of New York. Upon its release I remember the film being hugely hyped but getting a somewhat luke warm reception, though I remembered very much enjoying it despite... Continue Reading →

Nova Twins – Supernova

While it may be their second full length album I think its fair to say that its 2022’s Supernova that has seen Nova Twins really reach a new level of public recognition - with a Mercury Prize nomination under their belt and, most recently, a nomination for Group Of The Year at the Brit Awards.... Continue Reading →

Get Carter (1971)

Conventional history tells that the 1960s in Britain was a time when the eyes of the fashionable world were focussed on the country, from James Bond to The Beatles and Rolling Stones to Swinging London and Carnaby Street, it seemed to be the centre of the ‘hip’ world - and then, as the decades changed,... Continue Reading →

Moonage Daydream

I first encountered director Brett Morgen with his divisive biopic of Kurt Cobain, Montage Of Heck, which I had enjoyed so I was interested to see his take on the life of David Bowie in Moonage Daydream. Taking a very different approach to most biographical film’s Morgen here uses a spectacular montage effect to traverse... Continue Reading →

Pulp Fiction (1994)

It’s probably fairly obvious this isn’t my first time watching Quentin Tarantino’s second film, Pulp Fiction, but it is the first time in a long time I’ve seen it in its entirety so I was coming to it with somewhat fresh eyes. While Tarantino’s reputation is now well known back in 1994 this wasn’t really... Continue Reading →

Metallica – Lux AEterna

I’ve said it before but whenever thrash titans Metallica emerge from their Californian HQ with new music its worthy of note, even if their track record in recent years hasn’t exactly been spectacular, and that’s just what they’ve done this week with the surprise release of new single Lux Æterna along with announcement of a... Continue Reading →

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