All posts by George Lewis

Is shoegaze back to stay? Let’s hope so – Slowdive album review

A common staple in the life-cycle of music is the re-appraisal of a band’s work – the passing of time can allow an album to breathe, giving it time to settle and find its place in the world after initial...

/ 18th May 2017

Julian Barratt brings Mindhorn out of retirement in a wickedly funny sleuth spoof

If years of watching films has taught me anything, it is that spoof films rarely occupy a middle ground – they are normally either wickedly funny, or painfully unfunny. Thankfully, Mindhorn, starring and co-written by Julian Barratt (co-creator of The Mighty...

/ 16th May 2017

Crash, Bang, Wallop – Free Fire review

At one point in Free Fire, one of the characters says “I don’t know who’s on what side anymore”. Truth be told, neither does the audience, such is the carnage of Ben Wheatley’s new action comedy. Taking place in an abandoned warehouse...

/ 10th April 2017

A walk on the wild side – The Lost City of Z review

“The city is there, and we will find it”, bellows Percy Fawcett to members of the Royal Geographical Society, drawing ire and bemusement all around. If only it was that simple, Percy. This theme of conflict is present throughout James...

/ 2nd April 2017