On the cusp of innocence and adulthood: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” I have never despised anyone more than the fictionalized character of Holden Caulfield. Regardless, his teenage angst and cynical thoughts have led me to read J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye for the tenth time this past year. I had just turnedContinue reading “On the cusp of innocence and adulthood: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger”

Money Heist: The Phenomenon Documentary

(SPOILER ALERT!) Money Heist is a Spanish drama series that premiered on Netflix in late 2017 and follows the story of a gang as they come together to attempt to pull off a high stake bank robbery. The series was an instant sensation and had viewers from around the world watching with eager eyes onContinue reading “Money Heist: The Phenomenon Documentary”

Eyes wide shut to see/eyes wide open to sleep: Kubrick’s testament after 30 years

Last night, I resumed one of my favourite movies: Eyes Wide Shut (1999), exquisitely signed by Stanley Kubrick. Although rivers of ink have flown on Kubrick’s last testament, its meaning is still ambiguous and elusive. Like many other Kubrick’s movies, the story of Bill and Alice is based on a binary logic that pretentiously triesContinue reading “Eyes wide shut to see/eyes wide open to sleep: Kubrick’s testament after 30 years”

Review on ‘The Return’ by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is a romance novelist who writes about heartache, triumph, tragedy, death, and life. He has also produced some great films: The Notebook, The Longest Ride and Nights in Rodanthe, to name just a few. In his recent novel ‘The Return’, he takes on a different writing approach by including a lost romance andContinue reading “Review on ‘The Return’ by Nicholas Sparks”

Part dystopia, part human exploration: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and The Sun explores what’s next for humanity

By Harry Hext The latest novel from Nobel Prize winning Kazuo Ishiguro is the next text in a line of works that tackle the impending ‘threat’ of artificial intelligence and its impact on the world. Ishiguro takes this premise and works it into a narrative of human support plus passing references to climate change, creatingContinue reading “Part dystopia, part human exploration: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and The Sun explores what’s next for humanity”