1955; James Dean playing Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) screams “You’re tearing me apart!”; cements a cinematic legacy. 2003; Tommy Wiseau playing Johnny shouts “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!”; cements a rather different kind of legacy. It’s … Continue reading The Power of the Catchphrase: “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” Will Abbott chooses the famous line from Tommy Wiseau’s The Room
●●●●● During my teens, I went through a bit of a Faith No More obsession. If it was even tangentially related, I bought and listened to it. One of those numerous side-project albums (Delìrivm Còrdia by Fantômas) still sticks in my … Continue reading Yorgos Lanthimos’ Elegantly Grotesque “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” It is an exceptional achievement in the art of pushing an audience to the limits of unease.
●●●○○ To be honest, I was quite apprehensive about going to see Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s most famous novel. Part of this apprehension came from the posters: based on his prominent … Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express – review “Murder on the Orient Express” is like a train; it gets you from point A to point B with little fuss.
If I think of Germany in the night, I am jolted from my sleep – Heinrich Heine Say the word “techno” to a random person on the street, and (unless that street happens to be in Detroit) most likely “Germany” … Continue reading Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht (If I Think Of Germany In The Night) – Review Will Abbott reviews a special screening of Karmakar’s exploration of the German techno scene.
Dir. Edgar Wright Staring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm Out Now In our latest head-to-head review, Will Abbott and Graham Kelly argue whether Baby Driver is worth the hype. Will’s View: “The best action film since Mad Max: … Continue reading Head-to-Head: does Baby Driver live up to the hype?
In the wake of the impending return to Twin Peaks, it is worth looking back at the world’s introduction to David Lynch, the most cult of cult directors. Long before the bovine-based Oscar campaigns, the voice acting for Seth MacFarlane, … Continue reading Cult Classic Quarterly: Eraserhead
Will Abbott talks to Chris K. from Essential Sounds about the challenges facing the Dublin club scene and how to address them. Pictured: General Levy. Courtesy Essential Sounds For fans of electronic music, January 2017 will probably be seen as … Continue reading Electric Shocks
●●●●○ Only those who were quickest off the mark were able to grab a physical copy of Liz Harris’ first new music in over two years. Paradise Valley was self-released through her Bandcamp page on 21 December, and the 1000 … Continue reading Grouper, Paradise Valley – review