Yesterday I experienced two quite life defining things for me: 1. I watched La La Land. 2. I intentionally went to the cinema to watch it alone. Now I'm left inspired, dreams reignited, life reinvigorated. Disclaimer: this post isn't, as such, soley a review of La La Land yet it may also include some sort-of-but-not-really spoilers and … Continue reading “To The Fools Who Dream”
Deaf Havana have always been, for me, one of those bands that accompanied my teenage British countryside years. What I mean by that is that their music has seemed to relate to me, one way or another, because the tone often seemed to strike a note with me. As if their music had that naked stripped … Continue reading All These Countless Nights – Deaf Havana | An Album Review
Whiplash has me exhausted, infuriated and conflicted in all kinds of wonderful ways.
This year I am turning 22 and finishing my Masters degree and it's got me thinking. With each year, and each stage of our life we succeed in starting our careers or our memories. Each time that happens there is always a physical 'first' of that: the first photo you take with your friends, the … Continue reading Always Keep Your ‘Firsts’ of Everything
I have been meaning to get round to watching Legend ever since it came out, and now I finally have, so naturally here's a review. Brian Helgeland, the films director and writer, brings us a new piece of entertainment based around the Kray twins in the form of the 2015 film. While I cannot speak … Continue reading Legend (2015) | A Film Review
Depending what circles you find yourself in, you would not be judged believing Art was dead. You may spark a long form debate which might ultimately lead to a fruitless and frustrating conclusion, but you wouldn’t be totally wrong. Art has long been under threat from governments, from overt industrialists and ignorant oppositionists who fight … Continue reading The Nerdwriter: Fighting To Keep Art Alive In A Sceptical World.
Continuing on my film week ( only 2 film reviews Liam, chill out) we have Denis Villeneuve' 2013 Crime Thriller 'Prisoners'. Despite Prisoners being released 3 years ago now, it is one of those films that is never too old to rave about. Villeneuve brings together a flawless ensemble cast made up of Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh … Continue reading Prisoners (2013) | A Film Review
The new horror film Don't Breathe from director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Panic Attack) was the first film I'd seen in the cinema since Christmas. I was excited to again feel the experience of the cinema and the thrill of being frightened. Don't Breathe, while occasionally indulging maybe a little too much in the tropes … Continue reading Don’t Breathe (2016) | A Film Review
Currently in the midst of researching for my Playwriting MA dissertation, I'm looking into things I didn't know much about before. At the moment the core focus of my dissertation is Social Psychology and so I'm expanding my knowledge of that field. In doing so, I recently stumbled upon a YouTube channel I'd been trying … Continue reading Crash Course; Why You Should Strive To Learn Something New!
Last year, not too long after having finished reading her self-help book All I Know Now, I remember watching one of Carrie Hope Fletcher's videos announcing she was writing a fiction novel. I was both incredibly excited and curious. As ever the idea of a new book to read is a wonderful prospect, but at … Continue reading On The Other Side (Carrie Hope Fletcher) – A Book Review