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A manifesto for deleting Spotify

24th November 2023

This current era of streaming hegemony needs to stop , and it can, if you’re willing to make your life just a little bit more annoying. On 25 October, it was leaked that Spotify are planning to make further cuts to their already stingy payments to artists for streams on the platform. Minimum stream numbers ...


Theatrical agony in The Virgin Suicides

24th November 2023

Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut celebrates its 30th year anniversary. CW: Suicide Written in 1993, Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut The Virgin Suicides celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The Virgin Suicides’ plot is outlined within the first couple of pages, opening on “the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide.” There are five teenage girls ...


The devil’s in the details: a scathing review of The Killer

17th November 2023

David Fincher’s latest endeavour—The Killer—is another drop in Fincher’s bucket of mediocrity. David Fincher’s newest film, The Killer, is an unfortunate departure from his usual standard of craft. What used to differentiate Fincher from his peers was his range and variety. His catalogue, up until recently, was stellar. No one has the same favourite Fincher ...


In IMAX, no one can hear you scream! A 2001: A Space Odyssey review

17th November 2023

Kubrick’s legendary sci-fi visual tour-de-force is a terrifying glimpse into our near future The Glasgow Science Centre has been putting on an array of vintage and modern classics at their huge IMAX theatre over the last few weeks, and the opening feature was Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Odyssey is widely ...


A Lovely, Dark, Deep review of Lovely, Dark and Deep

16th November 2023

Psychological horror meets supernatural thriller in Teresa Sutherland’s debut feature In the wide expanse of Teresa Sutherland’s directorial debut, the psychological horror Lovely, Dark and Deep, darkness lurks in the depths of the forest, and within those subjected to its terror. Sutherland, perhaps best known for her work as a staff writer on the Netflix ...


Love and Horror in Julia Armfield’s Our Wives Under The Sea

31st October 2023

A woman returns from the deep sea, irrevocably changed. In a small, tidy flat located in an unnamed British city that is “veined with water like the lines on the back of a hand,” housewife Miri tries desperately to reconnect with her wife Leah, who has returned from a disastrous deep-sea mission irrevocably changed. As ...


A letter of gratitude to Nora, the woman at the heart of Past Lives

30th October 2023

Celine Song’s gut wrenching debut details first loves, longing and the fondness that distance cultivates. Dear Nora, From the first frame that you appeared in, Past Lives became much more beautiful to watch. To some people watching, you might have been a Korean woman who betrayed her roots, who chose to migrate to the West, ...


Exploring the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

30th October 2023

SMHAF provides inspiration and expertise in equal measure. On October 4th, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) opened to a warm reception at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Manifesto, the Opening day of the festival, was marked by spirited performances and compassionate discussions surrounding mental health issues. The theme for this ...


Review: The Japanese House at SWG3

28th October 2023

A shaky yet endearing start to The Japanese House’s UK tour The first night of a tour can go one of two ways for an artist — and for The Japanese House, the first night of their UK tour at Glasgow’s SWG3 seemed to be going badly. For those who don’t know, Amber Bain, the ...


Review: Luke Combs @ The OVO Hydro

28th October 2023

The day of the gig saw a few of my friends joking about how in attending a Luke Combs concert, a cowboy hat, boots and a buttoned-down shirt would be essential kit – My laughing-off of this turned out to be wildly misplaced as that night thousands of fans marched to the OVO Hydro sporting ...