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Berberian Sound Studio – FrightFest Review

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on August 28th, where I gave it 5/5 stars.  Something wonderful happens in cinema, something that really can only happen when you are sitting in a darkened room surrounded by your peers, sitting in front of a larger than life screen filled with dazzling colours and magnificent sounds – … Continue reading

The Flowers of War DVD Review

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 25th August, where I gave it 3/5 stars.  The Flowers of War was a long time in the making, in December, 2010, it was announced that the film would be made, and pre-production started the same month. They then began shooting on location in Nanjing, China, in January 2011. Many … Continue reading

BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw comes out as gay

It’s always illuminating when a famous personality comes out as gay, and really proves that we are one step closer to our culture becoming more comfortable with the variety of sexualities that exist in reality. The next to add to the list is the new host of Radio 1’s breakfast show, Nick Grimshaw, known as … Continue reading

The Genius of Hitchcock at the BFI – Notorious

I originally published this on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 18th August, where I gave it 4/5 stars. As part of the BFI Genius of Hitchcock season, currently taking place, I went and saw the romantic thriller-noir Notorious, starring the stunning Ingrid Bergman and the charming Cary Grant. The film, which was originally released in 1946 through RKO. The … Continue reading

Ted Review

I originally published this on http://www.frontrowreviews.com on 17th August, and gave it 3/5 stars. *Note, there are some spoilers throughout this review, but really, I wouldn’t worry too much – dance with a chicken instead! As someone who wouldn’t count themselves as a Family Guy or American Dad fan, I was somewhat skeptical about the release of Ted because I wasn’t … Continue reading

Ellie Goulding debuts new single ‘Anything Could Happen’

Ellie Goulding’s debut album, Lights, came out in 2010 with successful singles including ‘Under The Sheets’, ‘Starry Eyed’ and (from the re-release) ‘Lights’, which is currently standing at number two in the Billboard 100 in the USA – finally getting noticed. Amongst all this excitement with her new found American success, and posting pictures of her … Continue reading

Bavo Defurne talks North Sea Texas

Last month I reviewed North Sea Texas,  the stunningly beautiful new film from Peccadillo Pictures, directed by Bavo Defurne and starring Jelle Florizoone, Eva Van Der Gucht and Mathias Vergels. “Pim lives in a small town on the Belgian coast, together with his single mother Yvette, a local accordion starlet. It’s an ordinary existence which Pim brightens … Continue reading

Biffy Clyro return with Stingin’ Belle

Scottish rockers, Biffy Clyro returned earlier today with their latest single, ‘Stingin’ Bell’. The song is to come off their latest album, Opposites, which is due out later this year. I have to say, it’s nice to hear Biffy break out the bagpipes – it’s about time! Loving this return, think I may need to give … Continue reading