As a freelance writer and journalist, my aim is to produce informative and readable texts that create real buzz. I love the challenge of distilling the complexities of the art world, sub-culture, current events and contemporary media into beautiful, bite-sized chunks. I have written everything from press releases, company magazines and marketing copy to creative fiction, travel blogs and performing arts reviews.
Annihilation is the new straight-to-Netflix (outside of the US) movie by now legendary sci-fi writer/director Alex Garland (who brought us Ex Machina, Dredd, Sunshine and 28 Days Later). Based on the Nebula award winning book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer (2014), it is a slate-wiping story about the unknowable, unfathomable alien invasion of an American nature preserve. Creating a bubble of unreality dubbed “the Shimmer” by its researchers, the life form warps, re-arranges and refracts everything until life as we know it ceases to function … then continues.
Sean Baker’s latest film, The Florida Project, could almost be a documentary, if it weren’t for some overly familiar faces. It is a critique of Mickey Mouse capitalism and love letter to generations left behind.
This review contains potential spoilers!
If I could kick things off rather poetically: The world of film is a vast sea. There are glittering surfaces and broad horizons galore, but also unseen depths full of monsters that rip the viewer away from comfort. Sometimes we find that the films we dive into are much deeper than expected, or shallow enough to break your neck on. Other films defy the logic of surface and depth altogether. Guillermo del Toro’s filmography is built out of such movies, a...
Under the water, ortiguillas de mar are vivid and curious creatures, with long, stinging tentacles that sway in the current like grass. On plates across the Andalusian coast of southern Spain, however, these anemones are an indulgent treat for seafood enthusiasts.
No matter how well you speak Castellano or tolerate the blazing summer sun, Murcianos of southeastern Spain can always tell you’re not a local by how you eat a paparajote. You might be tempted by the treat’s sugary, crispy exterior, but if you rush ahead and take a bite straight through, you’re in for a bitter surprise.
What was the local deli back in 1853 is now one of the sharpest stores this side of Stirling. Everything in Pallet Home + Table tells a story, from the salvaged timber tables, to the underground windows that look out onto the stones that hold the town together.
Holy Holy Electric Road was written, in part, at the Can Serrat artists’ residency, El Bruc, in the proclaimed Republic of Catalonia in November 2017. It is a collection of self-analytical essays and short stories based upon the author’s blog, Electric Holy Road.
“Words are air. Writing is forever.” – Fridge magnet
The act of putting words onto paper is like bringing something to life. From soil or skin, something blooms and lives in reality. Ink drips slowly, soaks into paper and then forever more the truth is made.
Adelaide’s hub of underground and experimental music and art will close by the end of the year – but not before a last hurrah.
The Hierophant of Krüll cocked his helmeted head, resting his steel cheek on a curled claw. The magnificent white plume on the top of his crown fluttered in the bitter breeze blowing in from the tooth-lined portal across the chamber.
Beneath his throne, a man grovelled, hardly anything left of him but skin and bone and weeping sores wrapped in a hessian sack. He cried for the broken shape in his arms, a daughter once loved dearly, but spirited away to the temples long ago.
It’s been a good few months since I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and paint anything, but I’m preparing to get back to it. I have a new brush, a couple of new paints (including Vallejo’s Fluros) and a number of minis to jump right back in with. But for now, I’m returning to Veridyan.