Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw

The first thing that draws you to Velvet Buzzsaw is its stunning cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, John Malkovich and plenty of others. Billed as a thrill and horror film, well if you believe the trailer it is, it’s really a deeply satirical take on the vacuous and cut throat…

What Happened to Cheat Codes?

What Happened to Cheat Codes?

Schoolyard currency took many forms. For some of us it was collecting Pokémon or football cards, for others it was teaching our Tamagotchi a new trick, for me though (and, since you’re reading this, I suspect you too) it was cheat codes. Cheats brought something to the schoolyard that trading cards and electrical gizmos never…

30,000 Years of Art, Mini

30,000 Years of Art, Mini

30,000 Years of Art, is a comprehensive look at the artistic creations and expressions of Humanity throughout its history (or over its 8000 year history and God’s funny joke of planting archeological items that seem older than the world, if you’re a creationist). Ten years after it was first published, Phaidon are re-releasing 30,000 Years…

Where Bartenders Drink

Where Bartenders Drink

After the success of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ came ‘Where to Eat Pizza’ and now Phaidon has come out with ‘Where Bartenders Drink’. Though thinner than its series companions, if this lime green compendium is anything like its series predecessors, it will be indispensible. Some 225 experts have shared 700 bars across sixty countries, covering venues…

Unexpected Fluids

Unexpected Fluids

From BBC Radio 1 comes the podcast we all need to brighten our day. Hosted by Riyadh Khalaf of YouTube and BBC Three fame, and Alix Fox an award winning writer, broadcaster and sex educator, Unexpected Fluids is a light hearted exploration of all those sexual quirks, fetishes and failures we’ve all had whether gay…

Polar ★★★

Polar ★★★

Polar, the latest film release from Netflix is not garnering the praise of forerunners like Roma and Bird Box (though why the latter is so praised I cannot understand). Instead, this film based on a Graphic Novel has been roundly slated (it has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and sadly its right to have…