Godfather – Wiley

Release Date – 13th January 2017 I‘m sure I’m not alone rejoicing the fact that Godfather has finally seen the light of day. After multiple revisions of the tracklist, and even hints of the album being scrapped altogether, the grime originator has dropped his (possibly) final album in the most characteristically unpredictable Wiley manner. Wiley…

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Oscar Shorts Potentials

With the Oscar nominations fast approaching, we look at two potential candidates for Best Short Film… Timecode This Spanish short about a car park security guard is stylish and intriguing, complete with a sweet, uplifting payoff. With its female protagonist working in stagnant, emotionally sterile conditions in front of a CCTV monitor, Timecode starts out…

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Sherlock – The Lying Detective

Spoilers? “Best episode ever… for real” – Freddie Metherell, flatmate   To start off an episode after being told how good the episode was often leads to high expectations and disappointment. The Lying Detective exceeded all of my expectations to such a degree that I might just have to agree with my flatmate. The episode…

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Assassin’s Creed

It will come as a surprise to none but the irrationally optimistic that Assassin’s Creed, a high-budget film adaptation of the hit video game series, is a bad, bad film. Boasting a distinguished cast and a promising director, this is nonetheless an aggressively nonsensical grind from start to finish. Video game adaptations of course have…

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Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Stephen Barrett

10. Beyond the Fleeting Gales – Crying Beyond the Fleeting Gales is such a lively and energetic listen, with its playful melodies and vocals giving off a strong feeling of childlike innocence. I have to say that on first listen, the overbearing, sickly sweet cheerful melodies and slap-in-the-face cheesy guitar solos didn’t sit well with me…

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