“I am entering the frozen land, although to which country it belongs I cannot say.” David Park’s novel Travelling in a Strange Land is a brief story about fathers and sons, memory and regret, told from the point of view of a middle-aged man, Tom, travelling from Belfast to Sunderland to collect his son […]Read more "Travelling in a Strange Land"
As with almost every other category this year, La La Land is going to be the one to beat. While Justin Hurwitz is probably going to win a statue for Best Original Score, he faces a bit of a challenge in the Original Song category. He is in fact nominated twice for Best Original Song, so […]Read more "Oscars 2017: Best Original Song"
Lou Reed’s death and its effect on Anderson is never mentioned, yet undoubtedly is the film’s subtext.Read more "Heart of a Dog"
Some Oscar-winning songs you can’t forget – even if you want to.Read more "Oscars 2015: Best Original Song"
Desplat probably deserves it for his work on Anderson’s film, and may lose out to Jóhannsson because heavy lobbying from Harvey Weinstein for The Imitation Game might split the vote.Read more "Oscars 2015: Best Original Score"
By Niall McArdle What’s your favourite song from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack? As you probably know, Quentin Tarantino has fairly eclectic taste in music (matching his broad taste in film), and he often incorporates music into his films in a way that few others do, making the soundtrack another character, and doing so in such […]Read more "The Royale with Cheeseathon Singalong: The Music of Pulp Fiction"
There’s more to the Irish music scene than Bono, the Edge, Adam and Larry.Read more "St. Patrick’s Week: 50 Great Irish Songs!!!! (none by U2!)"