All posts by Chris Weston

Canadian Experimental Outfit Impress with Sixth Studio Album

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Luciferian Towers” Review Canadian experimental band Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s sixth-studio album Luciferian Towers is a rather subtle deviation of their previous work. Offering lighter tones and what could perhaps be considered more generic riffs...

/ 30th October 2017

Okja – Film Review

Bong Joon-ho delivers once again with this tale tackling corporate corruption, the meat industry and the bond between a young girl and her lovable companion. Having directed such masterpieces as 2003’s Memories of Murder and the outstanding family drama, creature-feature...

/ 18th July 2017

My Cousin Rachel – Film Review

Roger Michel’s My Cousin Rachel, the latest in a long line of Daphne du Maurier adaptations (one that began with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 adaptation of Jamaica Inn) is a tale of romance, deception and mystery. The narrative centres upon Phillip, a young English orphan...

/ 30th June 2017

Baby Driver – Film Review

Edgar Wright’s new fire-fuelled romantic heist thriller is the first he has made since completing the beloved Cornetto trilogy, and there are no signs of him slowing down with this two-hour adrenaline charged joy ride. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a...

/ 22nd June 2017

Cigarettes After Sex – Debut Album Review

Greg Gonzalez and his ambient dream pop group Cigarettes After Sex have been active since 2008, having just now released their anticipated self-titled debut album. Rather than hasty releases, they have mused over their sound and accomplished it. Ever since...

/ 21st June 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Cookie (01/06/17)

For their first Leicester gig in seven years, indie darlings The Pains of Being Pure at Heart remind music-goers that, in a venue renowned for highlighting hot new talent, a decade of passion is faultlessly evident when performing live. Hailing...

/ 8th June 2017

Damn Fine! Load up on cherry pie, it is happening again. Twin Peaks returns on Monday

Fans of Twin Peaks have sorely missed spending time with the diverse assemblage of wonderful characters that David Lynch and Mark Frost’s influential television show gifted us with. But, promises being kept, “I’ll see you again in 25 years” meant...

/ 19th May 2017

Alien: Covenant is a refreshing return to form for Ridley Scott

Ribs crunching, bones crashing, body counts rising, and lots of blood, spilled and skewed with reckless abandon. Needless to say, Ridley Scott is taking fans back to basics with his latest gore-soaked, Science-Fiction frenzy. Set in the year 2104, just...

/ 13th May 2017

City of Tiny Lights is a disappointing case of style over substance

Director Pete Travis (Dredd, Vantage Point) dashes us into the boiling pot of a violent London cityscape and turns up the gas, but City of Tiny Lights lacks the main ingredient of a great thriller. Based on Patrick Neate’s 2005 novel...

/ 19th April 2017

Why we’re still talking about the critically acclaimed Personal Shopper

Gore-fests littered with jump scares are all too common these days, so a refreshing ghost story is always a relief. To some extent, this is what we get with Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper. Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is lonely, troubled and...

/ 14th April 2017