March, 2017

How to Become a Chef

Chefs are the most skilled cooks working in a professional kitchen. They are also some of the most recognised employees in the hospitality industry…

The Eyes of My Mother - Film Review

Film Review: The Eyes of My Mother

I’ve no idea if that painting (American Gothic) was an influence on new kid on the horror butcher block Nicolas Pesce’s ‘The Eyes of My Mother’ (2016) but the parents in this horrific pastoral tale bare such a striking resemblance to the painting,

Gleason Movie 2017

Film Review: Gleason

We are also told who our heroes are, or at least who should be according to said media, using these so called noble bastions of excellence to dictate our moral barometers and aspirations. But now and again this control is swept away in the winds of reality, which can blow gently, or storm strong.

Film Review: The Salesman

At the beginning of the (deservedly) Oscar winning ‘The Salesman’ (2016) by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (who also won an Oscar in 2011 for ‘A Separation’) we see an empty forlorn bed as part of a stage set for a local theatre group’s rendition of ‘Death of A Salesman’ by Arthur Miller.

‘Pretty Good’ Merchandise from HBO & Game of Thrones

HBO have consistently lead the way when it comes to good television in the US. Maybe it’s their pay to view business model that allows them more freedom to go beyond the norm and say rude words and bare an appropriate breast in the right place, but they certainly have a knack of coming up with the goods time and again.

Bingo is not Dead

Late 1920s, United States of America. During a round of Beano, a variation of the original Italian Lotto, a player – gender unconfirmed – shouts Bingo instead. E. S. Lowe is within earshot and shortly after produces the newly titled game we know and love today.

Get out - Film Review 2017

Film Review: Get Out

A week or so prior to the documentary I saw the brilliantly made and very enjoyable ‘Get Out’ (2017) directed by Jordan Peele. It’s his first time behind the camera, but he’s a highly established and rightly well loved American comedian as part of the sketch show ‘Key & Peele’, both of whom had a very funny turn in last years delight ‘Keanu’ (2016).

Film Review: A Silent Voice

Naoko Yamada’s chosen method of contributing to the further betterment of mankind (hopefully forever) is through the medium of anime, with her latest being the incredibly beautiful ‘A Silent Voice’ (2016).

the Love Witch Film Review 2017

Film Review: The Love Witch

I’ve always been a big fan of indie film company Oscilloscope Laboratories founded by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and A24 founder David Fenkel. Every time their very distinct logo pops up in the opening credits of a film you know you’re going to be presented with something wonderfully idiosyncratic, unique and rewarding.

Recipe: The Night Cap

With Easter racing towards us, it is likely that we will all pop into our local coffee shop for that much-needed caffeine boost, and with the rise of coffee bars come actual bars opening, it is becoming more common that the barista who carefully makes your morning coffee, will also be the mixologist who serves you that well-deserved drink at the end of a long week.

Instagram – Seaweed Tagliatelle by SeaMore

The Tagliatelle, called ‘Himanthalia’ was picked straight from the rocks and was nicknamed ‘Sea Spaghetti’. Fast-forward to 2016 and the ‘ISea Pasta’ brand launches in Germany, Belgium, Australia.

How to Spend a Big Jackpot Win

We all fantasise about it – winning the lottery, or maybe winning one of those huge progressive jackpots on a slot machine or through…