Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a masterful piece of cinema because of the specificity in the way the characters are drawn. It feels like all through In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012) writer-director Martin McDonagh was just sharpening his craft and with his latest he has reached virtuoso level. This is a hugely […]Read more "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
I like putting movies into Venn diagrams and I have special categories always swimming in my head like “movies with a great final shot” and “movies that showcase traits I would like in my future partner”. Then there is that one category that doesn’t have many movies – “movies that can make you reflect upon […]Read more "Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2018)"
Imagine Dragons wasn’t on my radar for “concerts I have to see no matter what”, but I have to say Thunder off their third album Evolve was one of my favourite tracks last year and the prospect of listening to it live was enticing. As luck would have it, a friend scored free tickets and […]Read more "Concert (7 Jan 2018) – Imagine Dragons"
Time for my annual movie round-up. In my humble opinion, 2017 was not a good year for great films. In fact, I can only come up with a top 10 that totally blew my mind. Before launching into the list I just want to remind one and all that it is just that, a list. […]Read more "Best Films of 2017"
On hindsight it feels presumptuous to title the same post I did last year Best Albums of 201*. I am a mere music fan who indulges only in selective genres, so I am going to title this what it is, My Fave Albums of 2017. Unlike last year, I just couldn’t come up with a […]Read more "My Fave Albums of 2017"
The first day of school sucks. Even though I am a teacher now, it still sucks. Back when I was a student, I was always a bundle of nerves on the first day – Will I get a good form teacher? Who will be my partner? Have my friends grown cooler than me? Even when […]Read more "Wonder (2017)"
When anyone asks me for my top 10 desert island albums, I usually rattle out the first 5 easily. You don’t need to think about them at all. They should slip off your tongue like melted butter. If you have to ponder over your choices, they would be false choices because you are thinking […]Read more "Concert (11 Dec 2017) – Culture Club"