Review



Review: Wonder by Shawn Mendes

2nd January 2021

Rothery Sullivan gives us her take on Mendes’ entry for cringiest album of 2020. Wonder, an album dedicated to the other half of the world’s smuggest couple and fellow Señorita collaborator, Camilla Cabello, will leave you smiling. Maybe because you’ve laughed the whole time, or maybe because it’s over. Either way, it’s worth the listen ...


The GG team’s top albums of 2020

31st December 2020

 Ah, the prestigious GG AOTY awards. Somewhat akin to the Grammys, without the shady snubs, The Glasgow Guardian team have assembled to bring you their top picks from a year in which music wasn’t live with a pint in hand, but rather alone in your room, staring out the window, and perhaps genuinely missing the ...


Review: Dolly Alderton’s Ghosts

29th December 2020

Alderton’s debut novel is an instant hit to get stuck into as the days get shorter and the nights get darker. When I heard that Dolly Alderton was back on the bookshelves this October, I couldn’t help but get excited. A few years ago, I read her 2018 memoir Everything I Know About Love and ...


Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor

10th December 2020

This contemporary adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw has as many layered characters as spooky notes. Spoilers ahead… “You said it was a ghost story. It isn’t. It’s a love story,” says the bride-to-be at the close of The Haunting of Bly Manor. “Same thing, really,” the narrator rebuts. This closing interaction ...


Review: Dick Johnson is Dead

10th December 2020

Kirstin Johnson’s documentary is a bizarre and profoundly moving meditation on death, grief, and the incomprehensibility of losing a loved one. In Dick Johnson is Dead, documentarian Kirstin Johnson attempts to reconcile herself with the fact that her father is slowly dying…by killing him. Multiple times. Through staging a series of fictionalised “deaths”, reminiscent of ...


What is the meaning of life?

5th December 2020

Bea Crawford’s review of Tuck Everlasting tackles our existential anxiety. hat is the meaning of life? Humans have spent thousands of years attempting to ascertain any shred of significance to the lives we lead, some sense of purpose. Often it takes inspiration from others for us to find our own purpose, and this is where ...


Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

25th November 2020

Have you ever felt curious about our common ancestral history? Writer Katherine Prentice turns a spotlight on all the Homo Sapiens theories that you didn’t know you needed. Seen on the bookshelves of more dads, students, and borderline pseudo-archaeologists than any other, the best-seller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari provides ...


Review: The Queen’s Gambit

24th November 2020

You’ve heard about the fashion and the drama – but does The Queen’s Gambit truly deliver the goods? The Queen’s Gambit follows Elizabeth Harman (Anya Taylor-Joy), a fictional chess protege, on her journey from timid orphan to chess royalty. Along the way, Harman must overcome substance addiction, lingering trauma, sexism, and a whole host of ...


Review: Positions by Ariana Grande

24th November 2020

Ariana’s Nickelodeon days and her Cat Valentine persona are well and truly dead and buried, as she releases her sexually charged sixth album positions. Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings takes a look at Ariana’s latest work; including her slightly disappointing collab with the “unofficial king of sex music” The Weeknd and wonders – is positions a sexy sensation? ...


Review: Lovecraft Country

20th November 2020

A powerful and necessary show that blends out-of-this-world fantastical horrors with the real horrors of racism and White supremacy.  H. P. Lovecraft is a revered science fiction and horror author, known for pioneering the cosmic horror style early in the 20th century. He takes a special interest in the fragility of human existence, the horrors ...