Tag : Mikhail Hanafi

‘Melodrama’ by Lorde

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If there were an album that was made to be relatable to the average uni student, it would be Lorde’s latest album, Melodrama. You could go through a list of millennial tropes and they’d all be there — messy breakup song? Check. Party song? Check. Drug use? Check. Hook ups? … Read More

Single Review: ‘Chanel’ by Frank Ocean

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After the lengthy 4-year break between his 2012 release Channel Orange and follow-up albums Endless and Blonde in 2016, it seems Frank Ocean’s been busy. In February, he featured on Calvin Harris’ ‘Slide’, and a month later he drops ‘Chanel’. Ocean’s obsession with the idea of duality (“I got twoooo … Read More

Review: Logan – redeeming the superhero genre

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The superhero movie genre is arguably becoming saturated, but this latest Marvel offering offers something new… In 2016 alone, Marvel and DC released a total of six superhero films, adding to Marvel’s already massive cinematic universe and DC’s considerably smaller, but growing, one. Though it seems as though we’ve reached … Read More

Review: John Wick 2 – upping the stakes

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Action movies have a bad reputation. They’re known more for mindless spectacle than for being shining examples of high cinema, a genre where substance is often sacrificed for style. John Wick: Chapter 2 is a reminder that an action film can have both. The film picks off where the first … Read More

Review: Fences – held back by its theatrical roots

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Twenty minutes into Fences, I started to wonder if the film was based on a play. It turns out that it is, the film being an adaptation of the critically-acclaimed play of the same name by August Wilson. Both the film and the play tell the story of Troy (Denzel … Read More

Review: Hacksaw Ridge – a brutal spectacle

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Hacksaw Ridge gives us the grittiest, most brutal depiction of war since Saving Private Ryan. The film follows Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a young combat medic who refuses to carry a weapon into the field because of his deeply-held religious convictions. The war scenes are explicit and violent, the camera … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Vol 12

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Welcome back. You’ve just finished your exams, submitted your last essay, and survived the first week of the Trump presidency — really, congratulations. After all that stress you definitely deserve a break. Sit back, relax, try not to think about your results or big Donald’s cabinet picks, and have a … Read More

Ed Sheeran’s new releases

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Ed Sheeran has always had a penchant for relatable, meaningful and heartfelt, though sometimes overwrought, lyrics and has played with blending more upbeat types of music with the traditional singer-songwriter formula, like the singer-songwriter acoustic rapping in +’s ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ or in x’s ‘Don’t’ and … Read More

The Gryphon picks: Top films of 2016

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2016 has been many things and was a rollercoaster overall. The highs were high, and the lows were low, but luckily for us, it’s been a very good year for movies. Here are our picks for the top 5 (with a few honourable mentions): 5. Zootopia – dir. Byron Howard, … Read More

Future PEERS by Future PEERS

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Future PEERS aren’t new to music. The four—Luke Correia-Damude, Michael Loebl, Antonio Naranjo and William Culbert—had previously performed as Boys Who Say No, achieving moderate indie success in Canada. Their modest success gained them a ‘mentorship’ from Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), as well as the attention of producer Shawn … Read More