Blind - Film Review

Blind - Film Review

The directorial debut from Eskil Vogt unsettles from the outset: in the opening sequence, even the simple process of making tea is imbued with trauma and suspense. Ambient sounds throb intrusively as the vulnerable and pale Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit...

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Dior And I - Film Review

Dior And I - Film Review

After 2011's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel , a portrait of the 1960s Vogue editor , director Frédéric Tcheng returns to the fashion world for his second documentary. Dior And I follows Belgian designer Raf Simons as he becomes...

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While We're Young - Film Review

While We're Young - Film Review

What happens when Generation X-ers hit their mid-life crisis? That's the central question of Noah Baumbach's While We're Young , a brilliant examination of ageing hipsterdom and the blind arrogance of youth. Brightly shot and pulling endless...

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Sufjan Stevens - 'Carrie & Lowell'

Sufjan Stevens - 'Carrie & Lowell'

Great loss often inspires great art: Lou Reed and John Cale’s Warhol tribute ‘Songs For Drella’, or Rufus Wainwright’s eulogy to his mother ‘All Days Are Night: Songs For Lulu’ for example. To this catalogue of sublime sadness we can...

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Gallows - 'Desolation Sounds'

Gallows - 'Desolation Sounds'

The final track on Gallows’ fourth album is titled ‘Swan Song’, and considering the rate at which they’ve been losing members in recent years, you’d be forgiven for misreading that as some sort of omen. Gallows, however, are not the kind...

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Cinderella - Film Review

Cinderella - Film Review

Disney's new Cinderella movie isn't a straight remake of the 1950s animated original, but it's no radical departure either. Directed by Kenneth Branagh – who, as director of 2011's Thor , is clearly capable of rendering comic superheroes with...

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East India Youth - 'Culture Of Volume'

East India Youth - 'Culture Of Volume'

‘Total Strife Forever’, the enthralling, Mercury-nominated debut by East India Youth combined singer-songwriter nous with glimmering electronica and flashes of neo-classical music, making it hard to predict where London-based Will Doyle was...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/3/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/3/2015)

The Vaccines - Dream Lover Debuted at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas, the newest offering from The Vaccines’ forthcoming ‘English Graffiti’ album comes good on frontman Justin Young’s promise of charting “adventurous and...

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Drenge - 'Undertow'

Drenge - 'Undertow'

When their self-titled debut clattered out of the Derbyshire village of Castleton in August 2013, it was clear that Drenge were troublemakers of the very best kind. Stroppy, pale-faced brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless looked committed to...

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Morrissey, Leeds, First Direct Arena

Morrissey, Leeds, First Direct Arena

Before a swooning version of ‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’, Morrissey arches an eyebrow so high it practically nudges the Gods. “I can’t in my wildest dreams – and my dreams are very wild – imagine anyone being inspired by or...

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