Wayne’s 4 X 2, 4th May: 1899, Somewhere Boy and MORE!
Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?
2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s got you covered with his reviews of the latest and greatest in film and music.
It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what he had for us this week:
Film: A Good Person
From American director Zach Braff (Garden State, Scrubs) comes a drama about grief, loss and the relationships that build us up after disaster. Florence Pugh stars as aspiring musician Allison who seems to have it all; a wonderful fiance, a career about to take off and all the friends and family one could dream of. But when a tragedy shatters her life into pieces, Allison has to come to grips with rebuilding her life. She finds hope and strength in her relationship with her father-in-law Daniel, played by Morgan Freeman, who shows her a road to redemption.
A Good Person is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.
Television: Somewhere Boy
This television drama follows the life of Danny, a boy who is raised by his father after his mother dies in a car accident. Terrified of losing his son in the same manner, Danny’s father keeps him locked inside their house and raising Danny top believe there are dangerous monsters outside and thus, they must stay indoors forever. But on his 18th birthday he discovers the truth and his life will never be the same.
From the creators of the time travelling sci-fi Netflix show ‘Dark’ comes another twisted tale of intrigue, this time set on a streamliner sailing the high seas in the year 1899. A cast of emigrants sailing from London to New York become embroiled in a mystery when their vessel encounters a ship floating adrift out in the ocean. To say anymore would spoil the fun, but 1899 is full of mystery and atmosphere that will leaving you guessing right up to the last episode, which will unfortunately be unresolved as the series was cancelled after 1 season. But don’t let that put you off; 1899 is well worth watching for the experience itself.
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein, The National
The ninth album from American indie rock band The National showcases why the group has had such a presence in the rock scene for over 20 years. The album is a testament and pushing through of writer’s block, where lyricist and songwriter Matt Berninger though he had lost his ability to write melodies or lyrics. Crawling his way out of this dark place was compromised by other bandmates working in different projects during the Covid-pandemic. Bryce Dessner, guitarist and composer for the band, felt the group managed to come back together by working on the new material written by Matt, even when Matt felt it wasn’t good enough. Featuring a number of collaborations with huge artist like Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens and Phoebe Bridgers, First Two Pages of Frankenstein is the lates from one of indie rocks greatest.