The reason creativity and the arts are so important is that they lay the foundations for a personal support network and a fundamentally beautiful way of perceiving the world. Last night I wrote a poem (pictured below) about the reason I write, and the fact without doing so, I would struggle to emotionally survive as … Continue reading Seeking To Understand; Creating To Survive.
Whiplash has me exhausted, infuriated and conflicted in all kinds of wonderful ways.
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
I've said before that YouTube has meant a lot to me in a personal sense and a creative sense, so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that I return once more with another post about it. The first article I wrote on the subject titled "YouTube: The Cultural Benefits of an Underestimated Platform" … Continue reading What Will 2017 Mean for YouTube?
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