Axel Metz

XXXTENTACION finally finds his sound with Bad Vibes Forever

When a 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy was gunned down behind the wheel of his car in June of last year, music fans around the world paused to remember a young man who was considered by some to be an industry pioneer of his generation, and others to be just another glorified felon parading as a serious music artist. 
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Posted Jan. 12, 2020

Roma: Review

Every year, usually during awards season, there seems to be one film that emerges above the rest in its capacity to be talked about for all its elements. These works achieve a harmonious marrying of impressive performances, beautiful camerawork and a sense of social importance. Last year’s example was Call...
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Posted Feb. 18, 2019

Velvet Buzzsaw: Review

There were high hopes for Velvet Buzzsaw, the Netflix-streaming satirical comedy-thriller from Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, but not even Jake Gyllenhaal can save this promising concept from descending into mere popcorn horror. Gilroy assembles his favoured duo of Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo to deliver an impaling of the modern art-world,...
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Posted Feb. 13, 2019

Borussia Dortmund: Football’s Yellow Wall Street

The new-look Borussia Dortmund are one of the most exciting teams in Europe today. Currently sitting nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, Die Schwarzgelben are drilling holes in defences up and down Germany, and their youthful squad, one awash with international starlets, is showing no signs of...
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Posted Dec. 21, 2018