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Review: Of Time and the Sea Rating 45%

Review: Of Time and the Sea

Technically masterful but narratively opaque, Australian director Peter Sant’s Maltese-language debut feature Of Time and the Sea (Ba?ar ?mien) is steeped in enigma so thick you can’t see through until the end. Part post-apocalyptic fable, part avantgarde rumination on existential themes, Sant’s struggle to create a meaningful message is both hypnotic and rambling.

Features

Jeffrey James: I’m so freaking excited to have Downtown out in the world

Nashville soul-pop artist Jeffrey James is beginning the roll out of his new EP, East London (February 28th), having just released the first single from it, Downtown. The East London EP was birthed during a month-long songwriting trip to London in early 2019. James worked with producers such as Geoff Swan (Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay) Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes), Dan Weller (SikTh), and Dan McDougal (Liam Gallagher), to create a uniquely cross-Atlantic record. Jeffrey spoke with The Fountain about the single in more detail and what 2020 has in store.

Books

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Review: Makar/Unmakar Edited by Calum Rodger Rating 65%

Review: Makar/Unmakar Edited by Calum Rodger

makar/unmakar is a new poetry anthology published by Tapsalteerie and edited by Calum Rodger. It is a collection that introduces the reader to twelve contemporary poets who although very different from each other have one thing in common: they are not afraid to push poetical boundaries. It is important to say here that this reviewer is not a poetry expert but rather a reader who wants to get our of their comfort zone so this review is just the personal ruminations of a keen, just-introduced-to-poetry reader.

Music

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Review: David Keenan – A Beginners Guide to Bravery Rating 90%

Review: David Keenan – A Beginners Guide to Bravery

Having first emerged on the music scene in 2015, David Keenan’s debut album A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery explores existentialism, the muse and the changing face of Ireland. Following on from a string of single releases and EP collections, the singer/songwriter from Dundalk draws inspiration from the likes of Dylan and Cohen, setting tales to music and tapping into a distinct Celtic consciousness that sets him apart from all others in his field.

Film

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Review: Of Time and the Sea Rating 45%

Review: Of Time and the Sea

Technically masterful but narratively opaque, Australian director Peter Sant’s Maltese-language debut feature Of Time and the Sea (Ba?ar ?mien) is steeped in enigma so thick you can’t see through until the end. Part post-apocalyptic fable, part avantgarde rumination on existential themes, Sant’s struggle to create a meaningful message is both hypnotic and rambling.

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