A Funny Kind Of Love - Film Review

A Funny Kind Of Love - Film Review

A comedy that tackles sex taboos head on, A Funny Kind Of Love is the directorial debut from actor-director Josh Lawson. It explores the peccadillos of seven suburban couples, starting with Maeve (Bojana Novakovic), who's in bed with partner...

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Hot Chip - 'Why Makes Sense?'

Hot Chip - 'Why Makes Sense?'

Among the many lessons pop learned from Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ in 2013 – Pharrell guarantees you a million-seller, Muppets songwriter Paul Williams matches well with hip French electro – there was another compelling...

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Joanna Gruesome - 'Peanut Butter'

Joanna Gruesome - 'Peanut Butter'

Cracking open Joanna Gruesome’s second album with a squall and a scream, 'Last Year' has singer Alanna McArdle repeatedly yelling, "I will not" and threatening to crush some coward’s skull. But the relationship in question swiftly goes from...

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We Are Monster - Film Review

We Are Monster - Film Review

Fifteen years ago, 19-year-old Feltham Young Offenders' Institute inmate Zhaid Mubarek was killed by his 20-year-old cellmate Robert Stewart. This shocking story – which resulted in an enquiry into the institute's vetting of Stewart and the...

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I Am Big Bird - Film Review

I Am Big Bird - Film Review

Eighty-one-year-old puppeteer Caroll Spinney has played Sesame Street 's Big Bird since 1969. Inspired to make this documentary after working in the show's New York offices, director David LaMattina uncovers the man beneath the costume. Spinney's...

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The Vaccines - 'English Graffiti'

The Vaccines - 'English Graffiti'

The Vaccines’ ambitions for their third album are a little grander than the generic old chestnut of “we made this record for ourselves and if anybody else likes it, that’s a bonus”. Instead, as frontman Justin Young told NME a few months...

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Girlhood - Film Review

Girlhood - Film Review

Directed by Céline Sciamma (2011's drama Tomboy ), set in a tough neighbourhood outside Paris and subtitled from French, Girlhood tells the story of Marieme (Karidja Touré), a shy teen who must navigate various coming-of-age problems...

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Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern

Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern

Paul Weller’s time with The Jam and The Style Council was marked by constant stylistic renewal, careering through genres like a speeding mod on a runaway scooter. For a long time, the solid rock of his solo years suggested he’d given up...

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Let Us Prey - Film Review

Let Us Prey - Film Review

Horror Flick Rule No 708: every single person in any given remote village is a secret psychopath. Certainly Inveree, Scotland – the location of director Brian O'Malley's first feature – is riddled with them. Into a local slammer crawling with...

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Rigor Mortis - Film Review

Rigor Mortis - Film Review

You don't have to have seen 1985's Mr Vampire or its myriad sequels and spin-offs to enjoy Rigor Mortis – a very meta tribute to those films featuring one of its stars, Chin Siu-ho, playing himself – but presumably it helps. For the rest...

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