The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

The New Pornographers are one of those bands that I’ve always felt vaguely guilty for not liking. The problem wasn’t that I had some deep-seated hatred for the group that I was unable to express, but rather that the group’s impressive reputation and pedigree never translated into great music for me. Sure, Twin Cinema is…

World on War: A Man Escaped (1956)

The Essential‘s The World on War is a monthly feature where “we travel around the globe and investigate how armed conflict influences a country’s popular culture and its representation of war in film.” My contribution to this feature was an analysis of Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped as an embodiment of the fear and faith…

Drive (2011)

My Favourite Soundtrack: Drive

I’ve recently begun contributing to The Essential, a great new Australia film/music site. My first contribution was found in the middle of a Writer’s Roundtable asking the question “What is your favourite score/soundtrack and why?” The whole article is definitely recommended, with my colleagues producing some great responses, but my answer is included below: I…