National Bird: Drone Wars (2016)

12 Feb
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With the increasing prevalence of drones in our daily lives it was inevitable that film-makers would seek to examine the dark side of what has become the symbol of 21st century warfare. Told through the stories of three U.S military veterans National Bird exposes the emotional and physical toll of the drone program on both operators and their targets alike.

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Janelle Monae: The Electric Lady

3 Feb

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With Janelle Monae gaining attention following her prominent role in Oscar favourite Hidden Figures, it is worth taking a look back at the work that brought her to prominence. Continue reading

Neon Demon (2016)

25 Jan

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As a writer, it’s never a good thing when there is very little to say about any work of art; to say this film left me speechless would be as understated as Elle Fanning’s performance therein. Continue reading

Two Door Cinema Club: Gameshow

9 Dec

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Two Door Cinema Club’s third album is a disco-flavoured dish. From the opening track, with its chanting, child-like chorus, and the Nile Rogers-style guitar, the influence is evident,but never overpowering. Continue reading

Robert Glasper Experiment: ArtScience

15 Nov

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Jazz maestro Robert Glasper is someone I’ve been meaning to get into for the last couple of years. I’ve caught individual tracks from his Black Radio albums, but I’ve never had a chance to get through an entire album.  Continue reading

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

30 Oct

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Roy Andersson brings us the third part in his trilogy about being human; if A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is even close to the human condition then God help us all.  Continue reading

Mavis! (2015)

25 Oct

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A wonderful portrait of one of America’s most enduring and underrated voices, Mavis! tells the story of Mavis Staples and her family band, the Staple Singers. Continue reading

Backtrack (2015)

13 Oct

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I wish I could backtrack the 90 minutes of my life wasted watching this movie. Continue reading

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! (2015)

10 Oct

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Five unhappy high school students are brought together by an alien who looks like a pink wombat to defend the earth from a trio of evil popular kids who are trying to conquer the planet for a small green hamster-like alien. Continue reading

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

6 Oct

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Based on Barry Crump’s enduring Wild Pork and Watercress, with a stellar cast and Taika Waititi’s undeniable directorial talent Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an easy win.  Continue reading