Category: Entertainment

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

Beach House – B-Sides and Rarities – Album Review

There aren’t many bands who are in as much control of their craft as Beach House. The dream-pop duo’s penchant for creating atmospheric, hazy songs is unwavering; manifesting itself over six albums in a nine-year period. After releasing Depression Cherry...

/ 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

Trainspotting Live at the Curve (22/06/17)

How many times can can you say that, on your way into the theatre, you were handed glow sticks and earplugs? How often do you walk into a makeshift 90s-era club – music pounding, lighting just right – to the...

/ 24th 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

With over $400M worldwide; Wonder Woman is the first true triumph of the DCEU

  Wonder Woman truly soars, but it’s been a long and troublesome journey to get here. After Christopher Nolan’s excellent Dark Knight trilogy took audiences and critics by storm, the ride through the joyless Phantom Zone of Warner Brothers’ DC...

/ 12th June 2017

alt-J’s creative risks pay off on their third LP – Relaxer album review

It’s been five years since alt-J bagged the Mercury Prize for their 2012 debut An Awesome Wave and three years since the Grammy-nominated This is All Yours. Although a blend of geeky, folk/electronica-infused pop remains at the core of their sound, the group push their...

/ 12th 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

Tom Chaplin – De Montfort Hall (19/05/17)

Perhaps fittingly, it poured it down on the night where Tom Chaplin (frontman of Keane) brought his ‘Carried By The Wave’ tour to De Montfort Hall Leicester. By the end of the night, any lingering negativity regarding the weather had...

/ 25th May 2017