Arts Crit

I like to write about works of art that touch or repel me. Here are some of my pieces of culture writing.

MUSIC:

The Life of Pablo – My Le Nurb review of the most recent Kanye West album.
Something happened on the day he died – Also for Le Nurb, this is the piece I wrote upon the occasion of David Bowie’s passing.
Your da goes electric – Alan Johnson doesn’t know shit about Bob Dylan

LITERATURE:

Artificial stimulants and creativity: a critical essay – An essay I wrote for my MA about the effect of drugs on the creative psyche.
The “death” of the “serious novel”, and other assorted quotation marks – An essay I wrote for my BA on the somewhat dryer subject of the codex.

FILM:

Essays:
On the enduring appeal of Harry Dean Stanton
Thatcherism on film: the legacy of deindustrialisation
Is cult cinema aimed at men?
Kubrick and the Jewish identity

Reviews:
These film reviews are largely hosted on Letterboxd, the cinema-themed social cataloguing site. However, I have only included ones where some actual effort went into the writing.

Bamboozled

Atlas Shrugged Part II
Naked
Nightcrawler
Mystery Road
Geronimo: An American Hero
Inland Empire
City Baby
Straight Time
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
A Time To Kill
Doubt
Tough Guys Don’t Dance
Chef
Noah
Are You Here
Pain & Gain

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