Wayne’s 4 X 2: Conversations With Friends, Tomorrow’s Fire 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, music and television.

It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 Reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what he had for us this morning:


Television: Somebody Somewhere

This comedy drama stars Bridget Everett as Sam, who returns to her hometown in Kansas after the death of her sister. In her attempts to come to grip with where she is in life as well as her grief, the show explores what it means to be part of community, whether inside or out on the margins. A warm and loving comedy that beautifully renders small town life and the friendships and acceptance that goes with it, Somebody Somewhere is very funny and very moving television.

Somebody Somewhere is out now on Foxtel. Watch the trailer here.


Film: They Cloned Tyrone

This sci-fi comedy mystery stars John Boyega as Fontaine, a drug dealer in a suburban neighbourhood who, after an attempt to get money he is owed, is shot by a rival dealer and dies. Or does he? The next day Fontaine is seen around the neighbourhood again, meeting up with Slick Charlies (Jammie Foxx), to collect the money he is owed just like the night before. Except he has no memories of yesterday at all. This begins a bizarre, funny descent into government conspiracies and homage to the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s with style, humour and cultural commentary.

They Cloned Tyrone is out now on Netflix. Watch the trailer here.


Television: Conversations With Friends

An adaptation of novelists Sally Rooney’s first book, this drama series follows the increasingly entangled lives of college students Frances and Bobbie, ex-girlfriends and still best friends as they meet and befriend and older couple Melissa and Nick. As connections form and relationships begin to blur, this foursome unravels the complexities of friendships and lovers as the story takes twists and turns, all in service of the idea of what it means to grow up.

Conversations With Friends is out now on SBS OnDemand. Watch the trailer here.


Album: Tomorrow’s Fire, Squirrel Flower

The brand new album from Squirrel Flower, the band and stage name of American musician Ella Williams, is only her 4th album but the quality attests to a masterful singer songwriter working at her peak. Whereas her first few albums were folk tinged indie-rock, Tomorrow’s Fire is bolder and more ambitious. Phenomenal guitar work and vocalist performances anchor this mixture of ballads and heartland rock and features guests perfumers like Dave Hartley from War on Drugs and sound engineer engineer Alex Farrar. If you haven’t listened to Squirrel Flower before then do yourself a favour and take a listen; you won’t be disappointed.

Tomorrow’s Fire is out now on Band Camp and Spotify.


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