“Greed is Good” – Materialism in 1980’s Cinema

The 1980s were a problematic yet developmental period in history. Western society saw many changes in this decade, of which the consequences can still be seen today, in the 21st century. One of these changes was the rise in materialism. America in particular was subjected to an increased level of materialism amongst society, and this has been thoroughly explored and represented in cinema and television. … Continue reading “Greed is Good” – Materialism in 1980’s Cinema

Say goodbye to bad gigs with Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds, York 29th May 2018 Last night I had the pleasure of being in the presence of some fantastic up-and-coming artists in the comfort of my wonderful hometown of York. Run by Sofar Sounds, the intimate gig was held at Clements Hall in the city centre, and the venue was packed! With this being my second Sofar gig, I was expecting a quiet night … Continue reading Say goodbye to bad gigs with Sofar Sounds

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Rating: ***** From Denis Villeneuve comes Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 landmark. Blade Runner 2049 picks up thirty years later in a futuristic Los Angeles where androids known as ‘replicants’ are still being used by humans for slave labour. Our main man, Ryan Gosling is in Harrison Ford’s original role as a ‘blade runner’, whose purpose it is to track down and destroy … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

[SPOILERS] Rating: **** As a huge fan of horror movies, especially The Conjuring, there was no way I was going to miss David Sandberg’s new thrill-ride; Annabelle: Creation. This movie takes us right back to the original Annabelle from 2014 where we discover the origins of the evil doll. With the incredible James Wan and Peter Safran as producers; I had high hopes for this … Continue reading Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Me Before You (2016)

Rating: ***** A heart-wrenching adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ novel of the same name; ‘Me Before You’ is a rollercoaster of emotions. With a reel of famous cast members and a beautiful, modern soundtrack, this 2016 romance took me into a present-day fairytale. There was even a castle. Starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) as our main characters, Me Before … Continue reading Me Before You (2016)

Split (2017)

Rating: ***** [SPOILERS] With a breakthrough performance from award-winning actor James McAvoy and an intriguing and often touching story from M. Night Shyamalan, ‘Split’ looks like it’s going to be one of 2017’s finest films. Following its official release on January 20th, ‘Split’ has grossed over $145 million worldwide; and it’s only three weeks in. Starring James McAvoy as the lead character, Anya Taylor-Joy as … Continue reading Split (2017)