Review



Review: Klara and the Sun

27th April 2021

Ishiguro’s robot-narrated novel raises hope for the future of technology. A story of childhood naiveties interspersed with fleeting adult struggles of illness, separation, and loneliness, Kazuo Ishiguro’s tale follows a convoluted path and is yet a simple story of love. It is narrated from the perspective of “Girl AF Klara”, a human-doll replica created using ...


Review: Promising Young Woman

14th April 2021

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… Imagine if the stumbling girl you took home was just pretending to be drunk. Imagine that when you were helping her to your place, sorry, I mean home, she suddenly wasn’t drunk anymore. Suddenly you couldn’t touch her unresponsively; she was sober, and she had caught you. ...


Review: Chemtrails Over The Country Club by Lana Del Rey

14th April 2021

Lana ditches the sugar daddies for memories of an independent youth. Announced the day her last album, and masterpiece, the 2019 Grammy-nominated Norman Fucking Rockwell!, was released, the seventh studio album from one of the most enigmatic and idiosyncratic voices in contemporary pop music, Elizabeth Grant, a.k.a. Lana Del Rey, finally saw the light of ...


Review: Little Scratch by Rebecca Watson

5th April 2021

An enthralling debut that will have you turning one page after the other. This morning, turning so that my eyes levelled with the bedside table, I saw two things: my phone flashing and spluttering away as the alarm went off, and Rebecca Watson’s novel Little Scratch. These first moments of awakening are captured by Watson ...


Review: OK Human by Weezer

29th March 2021

Weezer brings a much-needed sonic shift on OK Human, and the result is the best album the band has released in decades. The Weezer discography is, in diplomatic terms, tumultuous. Following a pair of decade-defining albums in the 90s, the California group struggled to find an identity in the new millennium. Releases ranged from the ...


Review: We Could Be Friends by Lloyd’s House

29th March 2021

Glasgow-based artist Lloyd Ledingham of the Kundalini Genie and Supercloud goes solo with a dreamy debut of lilting lo-fi ballads recorded in isolation. Writing in the deepest throes of 2020, Lias Saoudi of the Fat White Family suggested that “it would be an understatement to say that a lot of people in music are bricking ...


Review: A Life on Our Planet by Sir David Attenborough

24th March 2021

 An overdue call to action, or a subdued contemplation of the damage we’ve done? Despite being an advocate for the preservation of the natural world, Attenborough has never been at the forefront of the environmental movement. Now, along with Greta Thunberg, it seems he has become the face of it. In this accompanying book to ...


Review: Cowboys (GFF)

16th March 2021

This story of a trans boy is complicated by his family, and has the setting of a western.  Vast Montana mountain ranges, shotgun standoffs with the sheriff, horse-napping, and starlight camping. Not what you’d expect from an indie drama centred on an 11-year-old trans boy; his loving, devoted father struggling with bipolar disorder; and his ...


Review: TYRON by slowthai

14th March 2021

UK rapper slowthai polishes his genre-blending brand of hip hop on a soul-searching double album that looks inwards and thrashes outwards in equal measure. When music journalists refer to “difficult second albums” they are generally referring to the challenges that arise when artists attempt to replicate the impact of their first impression. As first impressions ...


Review: Yer Old Faither (GFF)

11th March 2021

This documentary records one Glaswegian man’s move to Australia in 1970. I texted my friends to watch Yer Old Faither when I was only halfway through, and having finished it, I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I was keen to watch it just from the name, as a Glaswegian I couldn’t help but read ...