International

Return of the Mac: CD Review

The world rejoiced earlier this year when legendary rock group Fleetwood Mac announced a 2013 world tour. Jayne McCormack takes a trip down nostalgia lane to explain why ‘Rumours’ is still one of the best albums of all time. Music lovers everywhere are ecstatic that the band responsible for classics …

International

Thatcher’s ghost will continue to haunt Britain’s EU relations

Europe may have been the issue that led to Baroness Thatcher’s political downfall in 1990, but 23 years later, in the wake of her recent death, it appears that she might just yet win in her fight against an United States of Europe. When news broke of her death, David Cameron …

Movies

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – DVD Review

  “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is the story of Charlie (Logan Lerman): a freshman in high school with problems, but not the kind of problems usually found in your typical high school drama. It is only when Charlie meets his best friends Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma …

Arts

Bates Motel; Review

Imaginative interpretation inspired by ‘Psycho’ Bates Motel is an imaginative interpretation of the teenage life of Norman Bates and can therefore be regarded as a prequel to the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho. At the end of Psycho we are only given a glimpse into the destructive relationship that Norman …

Music

Counting Crows – August and Everything After-Live at Town Hall – Review

There was a time in the mid ‘90s when Counting Crows was one of the most critically acclaimed bands in the world. However their popularity began to wane at the start of the Millennium as their music became more erratic. Their early success was largely down to one album, “August …

Featured Stories

Once upon a Time in Anatolia they made a film

Once upon a time in Anatolia, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s sixth film, is a stark slow-moving portrayal of an investigation team’s hunt for a buried murder victim on the Anatolian steppe. From start to finish the film is brilliantly shot, engaging and frustratingly mysterious. What emerges is not a …

Featured Stories

Abraham Lincoln review

This film is, quite simply, misnamed. It is not primarily about Abraham Lincoln at all.  It is a film about the abolition of slavery in America in the mid 19th century.  More particular than that it is about the passage through Congress of the 13th amendment to the constitution of …

Movies

A Good Day to Die Hard: Review

  Twenty-five years after first hitting our screens, John McClane (Bruce Willis) returns with the fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise. Regarded by many as one of the best action films of all time, Die Hard (1988) is looked upon as containing the magical ingredients to make a memorable …

Featured Stories

Album Review – Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding.

LIAM Gallagher has done it again. After Oasis split, it looked to all the world that the front-man’s career was buried alongside the dodo. Few expected new band Beady Eye, basically Oasis without Noel, to have any success, but have they lost any of the panache that made Oasis so …

Movies

Film Review: The Croods

Everyone loves a good animated film. Toy Story probably made them fashionable, quickly followed by the likes of Shrek, Madagascar and The Incredibles. The Croods is one of those loveable family-friendly films. It tells the story of the Croods, a family who are among the last people on earth. They …