Music: Lower Slaughter – Some Things Take Work

It will always be a joy to say Lower Slaughter are back, and indeed they are, with their second album ‘Some Things Take Work’ now upon us to deliver us from all sorts of evils, and if maybe not actually deliver us, it will at least distract us from the shite around us as we base jump into the riff pit with wild abandon.

Film Review: The Fog (4K restoration)

This is the film that Carpenter made straight after the (now) phenomenon that was to become Halloween (1978). He directed it, created the score for it, and wrote the screenplay with the also brilliantly talented Debra Hill (they had written Halloween too), and it’s effectively and VERY effectively a camp fire horror story, which indeed in the first scene.

Music: The Triumph of the Wild Reeds

Photos courtesy of Harry Acosta — Website | Instagram | Facebook To live is to be heartbroken. Not everyone feels the joy of true love before they die. That…

Film Review: '71

Film Review: ’71

To his absolute credit Demange doesn’t present any side as holding a right or justification to their actions, reason holds no stead in these times.

still the enemy within film review 2014

Film Review: Still The Enemy Within

You can tell a lot about an individual with the company they keep, and the ‘friends’ they chose to have around them. If your best friends turn out to be murderous dictators (Pinochet) and one of the most notorious known paedophiles ever in the UK (Savile) you’ll have to forgive my utter contempt for such an individual.

Game Review: Teslagrad

When it comes to puzzle games, especially ones involving platforming, the ones I found to be the most enjoyable are ones with one consistent element, or mechanic.

Jaguar XF R-Sport

Car Review: Jaguar XF R-Sport

IF Jaguar Land Rover was a football club it would be Barcelona/Real Madrid/ Manchester City/Chelsea/Paris Saint Germain all rolled into one.OK, maybe I exaggerate a bit, but it would at least be a shoo-in for the Champions League. And one of the ‘players’ that has helped make the company such a runaway success is the Jaguar XF.

Film Review: God Help The Girl

The brainchild of Belle and Sebastian singer/songwriter Stuart Murdoch, kickstarter-funded God Help the Girl is likely to be the most adorkable (apologies) indie film of the summer.

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Film Review: The Keeper of Lost Causes

Department Q is the basement backwater where detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) finds himself reassigned on his return to the force, following his recovery from serious injuries sustained in a stakeout gone wrong. It’s a crypt of cases that are not so much cold as positively Siberian.

Review: Dumb- Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out EP

It feels almost like taboo to say bad things about the Birmingham music scene at current but largely it’s a case of style over substance so it’s rather fitting and timely that relative newcomers Dumb tick both boxes thankfully.

Film Review : Deliver Us From Evil

Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil

The poster for ‘Deliver Us from Evil’ proudly trumpets the film it’s advertising as being ‘Inspired by the actual accounts of NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie’ – a significant retreat even from the standard horror movie poster nonsense of ‘Inspired by true events’.