Steve Clarke

Born in celtic lands, nurtured in art college, trained by the BBC, inspired by hunter s. thompson and released onto the battlefront of all things interesting/inspiring/good vibes... people, movies, music, clubbing, revolution, gigs, festivals, books, art, theatre, painting and trying to find letters on keyboards in the name of flushthefashion. Making sure it's not quite on the western front... and beyond.

Film Review: Brakes

On a scrap of paper ‘Brakes’ (2016) by first time director Mercedes Grower (who also wrote it) is a brilliant idea, and to the greater extent it really works. As the description goes, it’s an improv-based dark comedy set in London.

Film Review: A Matter Of Life And Death

As is much and repeatedly written, we are indeed living in awful times being led on a merry dance of self serving insanity by those who we believe are in charge. Yet said leaders clearly haven’t a clue about anything but their pension preservation. But hey! At least there is some stunning television series and movies to distract us from the chaos that seems to permeate everything.

Film Review: The Florida Project

Baker has taken the winning ingredients of ‘Tangerine’ and tenderly marinated his next serving, the wonderful ‘The Florida Project’ (2017) with all the truths, integrity, honesty and non judgmental presentation of a world that’s seemingly hidden, yet right in front of us for those that can see.

Music Review: Lea Porcealin Remixed

Despite all the splendid sunshine, the equivalent of a sonic German solar eclipse happened when Lea Porcelain released their debut album ‘Hymns To The Night’

Music Review: Bully – Losing

Anyone who has paid attention to the deplorable state of affairs that is currently being exposed throughout so called Tinsel-Town at the present moment will hopefully have also noticed the fantastic, if extremely difficult, uncomfortable, selfless and personal emotively exposing tales of women who have been treated disgracefully by peers and those who wave power like a phallic carrot.

Music: Lower Slaughter – What Big Eyes

The opening riff on Lower Slaughter’s debut album brazenly and beautifully starts like the classic notes to a seriously cool moment in a Tarantino Grindhouse movie…..

Film Review: Detroit

Swapping John Boorman’s ‘Deliverance’ (1972) canoe for a 60s gas guzzling road boat and steering us into Red Neck Hell City, Kathryn Bigelow has skilfully captured what is in one context an extremely violent (is there any other kind in that Nation’s history) period of social unrest due to profound and endemic racism, that is both potent and tragically prescient being what transpires on screen could be a live stream from many parts of ‘modern’ America today

Film Review: Logan Lucky

Sliding in as smooth as a pumped, pimped and tricked out American muscle drifting car, we have the latest frivolous and joyous delight that is Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ (2017).

Film Review: Free Fire

Strutting straight into the room, or in this case a disused warehouse, like the love child of Zoolander and John Wick’s 1970s free lovin’, even freer shootin’ moustached and side burned dad, we have incredible polyester sights and bullet sounds of Ben Wheatley’s latest cinematic dark comedy gem ‘Free Fire’ (2016).

Music Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

The fifth album from Arcade Fire opens with a brief plaintiff, maudlin, dejected repetitive lyrics that could possibly represent the ever so familiar repetitive humdrum and daily grind, the not so halcyon days of modern living.

Film Review: It Comes At Night

If You Go Down To The Woods Today, You’re Probably Going To Die Some of the most successful dramas, horrors and science fiction films…

Film Review: Lola

Part comedy, farce, political statement, sociology, tragedy, drama and a whole heap of theatre, it’s a wonderful blend of elements in a brilliant study of a period of time (then and now).