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    I, Daniel Blake

    "This is a story about a new strain of an old oppression, a fresh alienation from a long-standing social order" - Ian Maleney on Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake Read the whole post here.
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    High Rise

    'A boozy, sweaty, violent, side-burned mess of a film' - Ian Maleney on High Rise Read more...
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    Slomatics - Flooding The Weir & Kalceanna

    'quality sludge from a band who know exactly what they’re doing' - Ian Maleney on Slomatics' recently reissued Kalceanna and Flooding The Weir Continue reading...
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    The Lobster

    I trust you'll make up your own mind as to whether it's any good or not, regardless of what I'd say.
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    The Lobster

    'This is the logic of Venn diagrams, of Boolean gates, of OKCupid' - Ian Maleney on The Lobster Continue reading...
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    You're Ugly Too

    'its untethered nature, its lack of specificity, is frustrating when it is trying to be a close-up of a particular fractured family' - Ian Maleney on You're Ugly Too Continue reading...
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    David Toop - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 / Lost Shadows In Defence Of The Soul

    'an echo, a ghostly presence gifted to us by the powers of magnetic tape' - Ian Maleney on David Toop's 1978 recordings of Yanomami ritual songs & ceremonies Continue reading...
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    Hilde Marie Holsen - Ask

    Hilde Marie Holsen 'transforms the simply beautiful into the sublime' on Ask, says Ian Maleney Continue reading...
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    The Look Of Silence

    The Look Of Silence is 'intensely personal in a way that The Act of Killing is certainly not' says Ian Maleney Continue reading...
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    Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls

    'blunted fragments of a monumental whole' - Ian Maleney on Prurient's Frozen Niagara Falls Continue reading...
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    The Emperor’s New Clothes

    'There are many choices we can make, few are presented to us here' - Ian Maleney on Russell Brand's The Emperor’s New Clothes Continue reading...
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    Adieu Au Langage

    'an attack on the senses, a violence towards the audience that targets expectations of beauty, of wholeness, of integrity' - Ian Maleney on Jean Luc Godard's Adieu Au Langage Continue reading...
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    Inherent Vice

    Paul Thomas Anderson's Pynchon adaptation is a beautiful and funny masterpiece of over-the-top story-telling, with a dark and serious heart, says Ian Maleney. Continue reading...
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    Patrick's Day

    Patrick's Day is an interesting study of mental illness let down by a lack of conviction, says Ian Maleney Continue reading...
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    The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

    The conclusion to Peter Jackson's Tolkein project is "no more sophisticated than Die Hard, or an episode of Spartacus: Blood & Sand," says Ian Maleney Continue reading...
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    The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game is a false tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest scientists, says Ian Maleney. Continue reading...
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    Brigid Power-Ryce - I Told You The Truth

    Brigid Power-Ryce's first solo full-length contains "the best songs she's ever written", says Ian Maleney. Continue reading...
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    Daniel Lanois - Flesh and Machine

    'None of it suggests Lanois is operating at the edge of anything, least of all contemporary technology' - Ian Maleney reviews the new album from Daniel Lanois Continue reading...
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    Is the Irish Music Industry unethical/immoral to independent artists?

    I fear for your soul, brother.
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    Is the Irish Music Industry unethical/immoral to independent artists?

    I'm saying they, as humans, all have the same ethical responsibilities towards other humans. One of which might be to not unfairly exploit other humans for personal profit. One isn't forced to buy medicine or have a bank account, but life becomes more difficult without them. Same as an artist...