:: Soak – Last July (single, Rough Trade) THIS week, Derry's own Soak AKA Bridie Monds-Watson treated fans to an unexpected dose of brand new music in the form of their first single for absolutely ages.
PJ HARVEY – LET ENGLAND SHAKE: DEMOS THIS 2011 Mercury Music Prize winner is regarded by many as a career best for Polly Harvey, and the stripped back nature of these unreleased demos highlight the quality of its 12 songs.
In The Heat Of The Night THE recent passing of Sidney Poitier reminded me that I hadn't properly watched any of the classic films from that most eloquent and graceful of actor's illustrious career in a very long time.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) By: Sony AS A middle-aged man, let's just agree in advance that Raiders of the Lost Ark is Spielberg's finest – and this is coming from someone who sobbed like a baby (which I technically was) at Portadown's St Mary's Hall when the parochial house's Hollywood division snagged E.
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (Cert 18, 119 mins, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, Horror/Thriller/Romance, available now via Premium Video On Demand rental, available to rent from January 31 on BT TV Store/iTunes/Prime Video/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, also available from January 31 on DVD £19.
EXACTLY 50 years on from the darkest day in Derry's history, the city's Guildhall will be host to a new drama inspired by the enduring image of Fr Edward Daly waving a blood-soaked handkerchief as he led a group of people carrying one of Bloody Sunday's victims - 17-year-old Jackie Duddy -from the scene of the shooting.
KATE Hoey's recent comments, including the controversial view "that many professional vocations have become dominated by those of a nationalist persuasion", have attracted widespread criticism, particularly by those who welcome the fact that discrimination against nationalists in Northern Ireland is no longer open and prevalent.
WHEN does conceptual art crackle and when does it remain a clever doodle on the back of the envelope? This thought came to mind after viewing Edy Fung's intriguing, philosophical show at The Golden Thread Gallery.
Jason Hughes (42) performs as a highly popular tribute act, Ireland's Garth Brooks, and also keeps it country as a DJ on radio station Downtown Country, where he plays music by Mr B and other legends in two weekend shows.
NEVER happier than when directing a gory action sequence with one hand while the other tinkles the score out of an old synthesizer, John Carpenter is a stone-cold horror legend - but it's his love of videogames that has Twitter chattering.
WHAT attributes do you need a movie to have to make you really want to watch it? Say to me it's an American occult thriller made in the mid-seventies and that it features the great Ernest Borgnine as a disciple of Satan and I'm certainly interested.