Review



Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

15th October 2021

The first Asian American centred Marvel story is dominating the box office, but will it win any awards? Probably not. Director Destin Daniel Cretton had the canny expertise to realise that the key to success with a special effects-driven, thrilling martial arts extravaganza is not the overwhelming CGI; it’s the basic, humanised nitty-gritty stuff. Textured ...


Review: People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan

14th October 2021

The mischievous MCs are back with charm in their recent Tokyo adventure. Known for its mockumentary style and quirky take on British life, sitcom People Just Do Nothing has made waves in the UK comedy scene since its commission by BBC Three in 2014. The show, which follows the chaotic lives of five working class ...


Review: Mandy Barker’s Our Plastic Ocean @ Street Level Photoworks

7th October 2021

8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. If these trends continue, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050… I first saw Mandy Barker’s Our Plastic Ocean at Stockholm’s Fotografiska and will never forget the impact those images had on me. Two years later, at Street Level ...


Review: Cinderella (2021)

6th October 2021

Pitch Perfect director Kay Cannon is not so in tune with her latest retelling of the famous pauperess to princess tale. Singer-Songwriter Camila Cabello made her acting debut in director Kay Cannon’s sparkling vision of a new and improved adaptation of Cinderella, which, despite its notable cast, dazzling visuals and array of popular songs, dulls ...


Review: Drop the Baby @ The Garage Glasgow

25th September 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper reviews one of Glasgow’s fastest rising punk bands, Drop the Baby, as they headline The Garage. Jumping onto the stage to what can only be described as a fast “donk-ed” remix of the Coronation Street theme tune, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Glasgow punk rockers, Drop the Baby, at their ...


Review: dodie @ the O2 Academy

25th September 2021

YouTube phenomenon turned singer-songwriting sensation dodie lights up the O2 with her brand of indie-pop. “Very good; very gay” is how a show-attendee described dodie’s show on the subway home. I couldn’t have summed it up better myself.  Dorothy Miranda Clark, better known as “dodie”, has cultivated a loyal fanbase since the beginnings of her ...


Sports on the big screen: Goon

8th September 2021

To kick off our new series, Investigations Editor Jordan reflects on how the sports film Goon impacted his own sporting career Goons, enforcers, and other unflattering names have all been given to many athletes from all across the sports world, from the ironically named Metta World Peace and Dennis Rodman in basketball, to football’s Marco ...


Review: Woman on the Internet by Orla Gartland

31st August 2021

A musical tonic to the millennial malaise, Orla Gartland’s first full-length album is a poignant reflection on self-love in the digital age, writes Hailie Pentleton Orla Gartland’s debut album Woman on the Internet is a study in coming of age, codependency, and the chaos that ensues as every twenty-something-year-old attempts to find their authentic self ...


Review: Six by Nico’s ‘Circus’

16th May 2021

Editors-in-Chief Holly and Jordan review Six by Nico’s latest menu: Circus. Six by Nico is known for their inventive and inspired menus. With their latest theme being “circus”, the waitress described the conjuring of the menu as a product of the “mad chefs’ imaginations”. With the return of indoor dining, Six by Nico has come ...


Review: Creation Stories (GFF)

15th May 2021

Creation Records founder, Oasis-finder, and general Midas, Alan McGee is perhaps admired by no one more than McGee himself. Nick Moran, in directing Creation Stories, has successfully managed to create a film that is so deeply effective in demonstrating a visceral whiplash – adverts for road safety should be envious. In concluding the film, I ...