GIRLS

March 3, 2016

Watching the new series of Girls is like hanging out with mates who’ve outgrown each other. There are shadows of the craic and the bond you once shared, but it’s increasingly difficult to see what you ever saw in one another.

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Vinyl

February 25, 2016

Vinyl is a Valentine to 70s New York- and the music subcultures that still define it, at least in our imaginations. Embracing the mess over the muse, the period over the particular and emotional extremes over heartfelt persuasion, creators Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger- whose own work defined that era, wear coke-tinted glasses to spawn a series that comes on like a skaggy sequel to Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. The excess of success has bloated out the passion for music which has resulted in a top heavy industry that needs to be ripped up and rebooted.
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