All posts tagged nostalgia

Reviewing The Incredibles: The best superhero film of all time?

The Incredibles premiered in November 2004 and instantly earned its status as a beloved animated classic. Written and directed by Brad Bird (director of The Iron Giant, Ratatouille), the film […]

‘Welcome to the Desert of the Virtually Real’ – Ready Player One and The Heavenly Hazards of Nostalgia

For those of you that have now seen Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One, you were no doubt attracted to it, and left your screening of it satisfied, due […]

Ready Player One Review – Steven Spielberg’s Futuristic Arcade of 80’s Pop Culture References is an Enjoyable, if Low-Level, Trip Back to the Future

The pervasive wave of nostalgia that we’re currently riding on, flooding our television and cinema screens, has hit a new, eye-popping peak in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, a visually […]

Postcards with Love

I have always been a sucker for the old fashioned ways. As a child, I relished the idea of writing letters and sending them out into the world. Concepts like […]

The Cereal Killer Cafe

In the aftermath of Christmas and New Years it is natural to feel a bit all over the place. Like me, you might be at a loss as to what […]

In Defense of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Reflecting on Rian Johnson’s Film as an Allegory for the Toxicity of Expectation

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BELOW After two years of nervous anticipation, Rian Johnson’s newest entry into the Star Wars canon brings us the scene we’d […]

Adult Playground at the Tate

Who says swings should just be for children? The Danish art collective ‘SUPERFLEX’ certainly don’t think this is the case. Until the 2nd of April 2018, they are giving members […]

With Child

In an aisle at the supermarket’s centre was a shelf of too-large-to-be-true Perspex boxes. In every box was another box: a little white one, and in every little white box […]

It was 50 years ago today, so is Sgt. Pepper still worth the fuss?

We will likely never be rid of the monumental influence of The Beatles, but does the cultural and political legacy of their seminal and most highly celebrated work have much […]