Unplugged Headphones: Before I Let Go (Beyoncé)

“AND I REALLY LOVE YOU, YOU SHOULD KNOW, I WANNA MAKE SURE I’M RIGHT BOY, BEFORE I LET GO”   And the post-Lemonade victory lap continues…. Mr. Carter, you are officially out of the woods! The last time Beyoncé put out an album it was detailing her journey through heartbreak and reconciliation after falling victim…

Ye – Album Review

On the aptly named “Ye” we are given an abbreviated version of the polarising and ever-ambiguous figure that is, Kanye West.   The greatest art is birthed in the depths of the greatest adversity and throughout history the artist has performed the role of ‘the conduit’, a vessel for which personal and societal adversity can…

You Should Be Watching… The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Director: Brad Furman Main Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, Michael Peña The road to greatness for most actors isn’t a steep incline, but more of a gradual changing of the gears… a journey which starts by taking any and all work available (e.g. Passenger 3) before smoothly transitioning into a series of…

On My Block: Season 2 Review

This review is spoiler-free, but does touch on some key narratives and plot points   Netflix’s marquee coming-of-age series remains an accurate, albeit largely entertaining, depiction of the harsh realities of inner-city adolescence. All whilst being set to the backdrop of a colourful soundtrack.   The beginning of Season 2 wastes no time in tying…

You Should Be Watching… The Shinjuku Incident (2009)

Director: Derek Yee Main Cast: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei, Fan Bingbing   For most of us the term “foreign film” is an immediate turn off. There’s something about having to read subtitles that just sends your mind back to the boredom of secondary school language classes (don’t worry, the irony of…

You Should Be Watching… Limitless (2011)

“You Know How They Say That We Can Only Access 20% Of Our Brain’s, This Lets You Access ALL OF IT”       Damn Morpheus, that was a bit deep… What about a nice middle? Instead of a red pill and a blue pill, could we have a ‘clear pill’ ? One that lets…

You Should Be Watching… Room (2015)

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Screenplay: Emma Donoghue Main Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Marcy, Sean Bridges Inspired by the horrifying true story of Josef Fritzl’s 24 year imprisonment of his daughter, Elisabeth, and her son Felix.   The world that we live in is vast and boundless, to the point that we…