Gregg Araki: Loneliness And Isolation In Queer Cinema

Gregg Araki refused to sanitize the lives of queer people in his incendiary independent films. Charity Swales takes a closer look at the themes of loneliness and isolation in his work, in parallel with LGBTQ+ History Month. When you think about queer cinema today, you think of Call Me by Your Name, Blue Is the […]Read More

Album Review: Madre // Arca

Arca’s last album KiCk i saw her deconstructing the realms of hyper-pop, encased in pulsating club-kid beats and collaborations with Björk, SOPHIE and Rosalía. However, with Madre, she embraces classical arrangement to reveal her exceptional talent as a musician, vocalist and a lyricist. By singing in her native tongue she manages to display a level […]Read More

The Beach Boys Consider TV Special for 60th Anniversary

A TV special to mark the 60th anniversary of The Beach Boys could soon be in the works, according to the band’s co-founder Al Jardine.  The special would commemorate 60 years since the band recorded their first single ‘Surfin’ back in 1961. Speaking to The Rolling Stone Jardine outlined that though a fulll commemorative tour […]Read More

Book Review: how the first sparks became visible // Simone

Appearance is an attribute which can welcome a number of different pre-conceptions of a person, whether that be their history, interests or racial origin. Often embellishments of the body from clothing to tattoos can provide a welcome means of expressing personal identity. The body we are born with, can, on the other hand, infer conceptions […]Read More

‘The Glass Man’ — A Satirical Thriller On The Mundanity

Middle-class life. A corporate job, the extortionate London home, expensive suits and the beautiful partner is instilled as the eudaimonia of society. Think again. Director Cristian Solimenos’ thriller The Glass Man deconstructs this seeming utopia through protagonist Martin Pyrite’s (Andy Nyman) descent into debauched pandemonium, a continuum shattered by the unforeseen future. Originally screened at […]Read More

Theatre Review: Pareidolia // Off The Page Theatre

During the COVID-19 epidemic, existential-crisis is something that many of us have faced head-on as lockdown means we are encased within the way-too familiar four walls of our rooms. As the ‘new normal’ has led to a physical and often mental disconnection from many of our closest peers, we have been left in a period […]Read More

Track Review: Enough Is Never Enough // The Clockworks

Anecdotes of the simultaneously idiosyncratic and mundane characters of everyday life pervade the narrative of the latest single ‘Enough is Never Enough’ from Galway band The Clockworks. With Joycean vigour, outsider observations of the bigoted cafe owner through to the buskers in reverie are unified by their existence within a corrupt and unjust society. All […]Read More

‘Leap Of Faith’ – An Artistic And Moral Inquiry Into

A film like The Exorcist needs little introduction. As one of the most notorious films in cinematic history, the expectancy set that precipitates The Exorcist has instilled its place in popular culture. Alexander O’Philippe—known for his documentary essays on classic films such as Psycho—in his sixth feature Leap Of Faith handles an intimate viewing of […]Read More