My Top Films of 2018

I haven't written a thing for months and figured that I should end the year with a final post - as well as the resolution to write more! See here are my favourite films of 2018... in no particular order! I didn't see as many films this year as last year. 2019 is definitely shaping... Continue Reading →

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Loneliness

What prepares men for totalitarian domination in the non-totalitarian world is the fact that loneliness, once a borderline experience usually suffered in certain marginal social conditions like old age, has become an everyday experience of the ever-growing masses of our century. The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt

A time for every season

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and... Continue Reading →

Shame, Songs of Praise

Ever since Punk came on the English scene, it was never characterised by particularly good-looking groups (although The Smiths may be fronted by the charismatic Morrissey). It was about making rock 'n' roll filthy again; its edge lost to the degeneracy of glam rock and other watered-down, über-polished forms. In England, it was your average... Continue Reading →

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

From the legacy of Japan's Studio Ghibli comes sister company, Studio Ponoc, with their debut film, Mary and the Witch's Flower. From the opening with a Ghibli-esque logo of Mary, rather than Totoro, the comparisons between the studios was inevitable. After all, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi was an animator under the supervision of the great Hayao Miyazaki,... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Movies of 2017

2017 wasn't a stellar year for films. Many films got released: Wonder Woman, It, Justice League, War of the Planet of the Apes, to name a few. The list below is my cream of the crop, but I also haven't seen films like The Disaster Artist or Blade Runner 2049 - films that are apparently very... Continue Reading →

My Pick of 2016’s Best Albums.

Another year down and hundreds thousands of hours devoted to listening to new tunes. Here's my pick of the best of the year that stuck with me (so far...who knows what December will bring?):   NAO, For All We Know NAO, from London, brings elements of nu-soul and late 90's r'n'b together in a funky album with... Continue Reading →

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