BOOK REVIEW: EMILY REYNOLDS – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR MIND

  English freelance journalist Emily Reynolds was a teenager when she first developed bipolar disorder. It proved a hard diagnosis because it took around a decade of visits to health-care professionals and a cocktail of different medications in order to settle on the right ones. While on this journey, Reynolds researched and read the books…

DVD REVIEW: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

  You’d be forgiven for thinking that Kurt Cobain’s life has already been looked at from every possible angle. The late, Nirvana frontman and icon has been the subject of at least two feature films (Last Days and Kurt & Courtney) not to mention countless biographies and magazine articles. But Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is quite…

FILM REVIEW: UNFRIENDED

  Unfriended is a clever horror film. No, that’s not an oxymoron. It’s smart insofar as it toys with the genre’s format and it plays out in real-time on the main character’s desktop (mostly through Skype). And while this method could have alienated viewers, instead this film is great in its execution because it grabs…

FILM REVIEW: THREAD OF LIES (ELEGANT LIES) (우아한 거짓말)

  Death is often tragic. But it’s even sadder when a young person has died from their own hand. Korean film, Thread Of Lies (우아한 거짓말) deals with this taboo issue in a soft and tender way. It also slowly reveals the tragic set of circumstances surrounding the lead character’s passing and does so with…