Lorde’s Solar Power is a joyous rebirth

Thursday morning (10/06/21), Twitter entered a moment of pure ecstatic hysteria and elation. The first single – Solar Power- from Lorde’s much anticipated upcoming album of the same name was briefly available on streaming services in select countries, followed by an eruption of online leaks. Reactions varied from jubilant celebration to appeals to delete the […]

The digital rebirth of post-modern retrofuturism

Retrofuturism is the fantastical dream of our past. It refers to how people of bygone eras envisioned the future, and its distinctive aesthetic has breathed renewed life in fashion, furniture and, naturally, across social media.  Here’s a very basic analogy of retrofuturism:  In Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future II (1989), all the skater boys are armed with […]

Baby Done: balancing the sweet and sour of life

Hilarious, heartwarming and honest, Baby Done exceeds expectations of the parenthood/pregnancy comedy, which can often feel overdone and cliche. Executive producer Taika Waititi brings his classic wit and unique sentimentality, cementing it as a triumph in indie cinema. Clawing at her remaining youth, Zoe is keen to avoid becoming like all her surrounding friends; burdened […]

Reimagining tradition: Dolls (2002)

Ethereal cinematography, perfectly wistful, and heartbreaking story telling. Dolls takes the tender stories of traditional Japanese bunraku puppet theatre, and transforms them into something just as emotive for a modern audience. Director Takeshi Kitano preserves the theatrical, but translates the tales into visually stunning cinema, allowing a wider audience to appreciate the lore of Japan. […]