The Hateful Eight

Review of the new Tarantino Epic.

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What is the meaning behind Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’?

From the heady opening mix of industrial dance beats, choral chanting and orchestral strings. Burping Jazz Sax. Ray Guns. The voice is devotional. There is a sudden lift, the Blackstar rising? The spaceship taking off? A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? “How many times does an angel fall?” How many times… Continue reading What is the meaning behind Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’?

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2015)

‘Waiting for the Oscar to Hatch’ The first thing you’ll notice about Birdman is the camera, it pecks at the characters, on their issues, their flaws, we are constantly chaperoning the actors. You are literally taken on a journey which feels a lot more unexpected than the recent blockbusters such as The Hobbit. Keaton stars… Continue reading Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2015)