Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette and David Thewlis in I'm Thinking of Ending Things,  NETFLIX © 2020

I’m Thinking of Ending Things [film review]

Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, adapted by him from Ian Reid’s book of the same title, has stirred a lively discussion in critical circles, regardless of[ . . . ]

Emily Beecham in Little Joe, dir. Jessica Hausner, 2019

Little Joe, dir. Jessica Hausner [film review]

One of the best pictures in the history of sci-fi, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir. Don Siegel, 1956) has just gained a new rendition, this time authored by Austrian director Jessica Hausner, so far only known[ . . . ]

Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, dir. Marielle Heller, 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood is one of those feel-good yet intelligent movies that everyone should see. Dedicated to Fred Rogers, the legendary host of the endearing and highly educational children’s programme Mister Rogers’[ . . . ]

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, dir. Todd Phillips, 2019

Joker, dir. Todd Phillips [review]

Todd Phillips’s attempt at subverting expectations of both DC Comics fans and arthouse audiences with Joker has proven beyond successful. The film, which comes as a rather surprising offering from the[ . . . ]

Kuba Więcek

Kuba Więcek Trio, Multitasking [review and interview]

Kuba Więcek is a 24 year-old Polish sax prodigy and the first debutant in nearly three decades included in the renowned Polish Jazz series by Polskie Nagrania, the country’s longest-running[ . . . ]

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Where Does The Time Come From [Sweet Williams; album review]

Thomas House, frontman and creative brain of the Brighton outfit Sweet Williams, recently seen lending his vocal talents to Haress, is due to release the third album in the band’s[ . . . ]

Ezekiel Doo, photo: Cole Flynn Quirke

Ezekiel Doo – Hallway Song [review]

Brighton outfit Ezekiel Doo have just officially released their first 7″ single, Hallway Song, via their home label Twitcher Records. Self-assured, intriguing and nuanced, it is a solid debut from[ . . . ]

Robert Pattinson in High Life, dir. Claire Denis, 2018

High Life, dir. Claire Denis [review]

High Life, the first English-language film by French director Claire Denis, is far removed from the typical sci-fi tropes, such as the glorification of space exploration, praise of the human[ . . . ]

Mésange: Luke Mawdsley and Agathe Max; photo by Steve Gullick

Mésange – Gypsy Moth [review]

Mésange are an instrumental duo formed by contemporary violinist Agathe Max (Kuro), originally from Lyon, France, and guitarist Luke Mawdsley (Cavalier Song) from Liverpool. Two years after the release of[ . . . ]

"Haress" by Haress, album cover, Lancashire & Somerset Records, 2019

Haress – Haress [album review]

Formed by David Hand and Elizabeth Still from Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire, Haress are a guitar duo drawing freely from blues, folk and drone musical traditions in order to create[ . . . ]