The Anti Rom-Com and The Search For Subversion
It’s fair to say that the traditional romantic comedy has been on a downward spiral for at least a couple of decades, and arguably since Hollywood’s Golden age. In response to this, the clever folk in Tinsletown started making what I will call “Anti rom – coms”.
The Shape of Water Review
Are we as a planet ready for a film about a woman falling in love with a fish winning the Academy Award for best picture? (update: yes). I hope so.
Freaks and Geeks Review
Freaks and Geeks is that rare thing; a perfect television series. It was helped in part with being cancelled after just one eighteen episode season, allowing Paul Feig to finish the series in a way that shows the growth in the characters without falling into the narrative traps growth inevitably brings
Theatre Review: Kings
But first, a bit of history. Oli formed Smoke and Oakum in 2013, and has gone on to produce five plays and direct two…
St.Vincent – Masseduction Review
St Vincent (Annie Clark) is back with her new album Masseducation, her first since her eponymous third in 2014.
Thatcher and the Glitterati: A Brief History of London Fashion Week
Whenever LFW has threatened to plateau into a conservative celebration, a designer, model or The British Fashion Council themselves throw a curveball, explaining why thirty-three years from its inception London Fashion Week is classed as a gold-standard fixture in the fashion calendar…
Entangled Minds: When Science & Art Collide
CERN in Switzerland, is the home of nuclear research in Europe. Creators of Internet. Commanders of the Hadron Collider. Consumers of Swiss Cheese. In all, the big daddy of particle physics…
Selena Gomez – A Blank Canvas
This may not seem revolutionary, or even a recipe for success, but the experimentation will allow her to appeal to various demographics, whilst her variety will stop her brand becoming stale
Owning Art: LUMAS Galleries & The New Collector
A trot down South Molton street will bring you to the London store. Distilled, the LUMAS concept is simple enough; they offer high quality art photography with beautiful finishes and frames, for exhilaratingly affordable prices…
La La Land Review
Musicals in the old style don’t come around very often. It’s been decades since we last saw Gene Kelly tapping his feet, or Debbie Reynolds wishing us a good morning. So a musical claiming to be in that vein, starring every straight boy’s favourite man, Ryan Gosling, seemed like the perfect antidote to the January blues
2017 album preview
This is supposed to be an article about the album I am most looking forward to this year. However, I am like, really generous, and like, really care about the plight of up and coming pop stars, so instead I have detailed below the 3 albums I am most looking forward to next year, and the one I am least looking forward to
The Changing Landscape of Art
The 2001 Labour decision to do away with fees at museums was a democratisation of culture. It graciously handed the ‘highbrow’ to just anyone who…