Review



Review: Big Thief @ Barrowland Ballroom

19th April 2022

Nerves and the occasional false start do little to detract from Big Thief’s transcendent folk sound. Beneath the excited buzz and familiar sweat-and-beer scent, there was an undeniable undercurrent of melancholy pervading the Barrowland this past Friday night. The bright neon of the ballroom’s signature sign marks an escape from the outside, but it is ...


Review: Orphans @ SEC Armadillo

19th April 2022

Micaela Levesque reviews the outlandish dark comedy on its opening night. Don’t let the title fool you, Orphans is the most delightful play about dead mothers you will possibly ever see. The dark comedy pop musical from the National Theatre of Scotland stopped in Glasgow this weekend at the SEC Armadillo. It treated the audience ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Happening

30th March 2022

 Jessica considers the heavy thematic weight of this French drama concerning a young student and her unwanted pregnancy. Content warning: Abortion Audrey Diwan’s film Happening follows the story of literature student Anne Duchesne who seeks to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in early 1960s France when abortion was illegal. The film is based off of Annie ...


Review: James Bay @ Òran Mór

18th March 2022

James Bay pays Òran Mór a visit on his intimate and cosy tour of smaller venues with a mixture of known classics and new songs he worked on during Covid. It’s a couple’s evening at Òran Mór. Most of the crowd seemed like one partner gifted tickets to the other for Christmas. While there are ...


Review: Strictly Come Dancing 2021

18th March 2022

Lottie looks back on the highlight moments of the 19th season of the BBC’s prime time Saturday night dancing show. Since 2004, Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed its way onto our screens, bringing glitz and glamour to Saturday nights, and this year’s series was no different. From Judi Love getting the judges to twerk, Anton ...


Review: Amartey Golding’s Bring Me To Heal @ Tramway

9th February 2022

Features Editor Jeevan Farthing eloquently reviews Bring Me To Heal, the multi-medium exhibition running at Tramway until 6 March 2022. It’s our ability to heal, or lack thereof, that determines our ability to forge human connection. Amartey Golding underlines this in his exhibition Bring Me To Heal, elaborating upon Joy DeGruy’s thesis of post-traumatic slave ...


Review: Los Zafiros: Music From The Edge of Time

30th January 2022

Megan gives high praise to the music documentary exploring the cultural nuance the genre-blurring Cuban band Los Zafiros brought to the musical landscape of the 1960s and 70s. Los Zafiros: Music From The Edge of Time is a documentary film exploring the impact of Cuban group Los Zafiros (The Sapphires) on Havana and their perpetual ...


Review: West Side Story

30th January 2022

Marine reflects on the 2021 reboot of a thematically rich musical classic, as re-imagined by prolific director Steve Spielberg. After the 1961 Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ film, West Side Story became a true classic of the musical genre, and the newest adaptation of Steven Sondheim’s musical success by Steven Spielberg stuns. I have to ...


Review: The Matrix: Resurrections

30th January 2022

Katherine considers the trench coats, toxic therapists and transcendence of the latest Matrix instalment. Lana Wachowski isn’t letting anyone miss the point this time, with a risky boldness that becomes funny rather than cringey, The Matrix: Resurrections is thankfully a follow up to the trilogy that elevates rather than drags down the last films. When ...


Review: Les Miserables @ Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

30th January 2022

Hannah Morley gives her thoughts on the historical musical, comparing the experience to previous reincarnations. This was not my first time venturing into the theatrical magic of Les Miserables. My first experience was in January 2020 at London’s Sondheim theatre. The second time was in London again in June of this year, and the third ...