Wayne’s 4 x 2 – preservative-free cultural reviews!
And once again we’re delighted to introduce our next guest.
Well he’s actually part of The Thursday Daily pack, a true gentleman, an encyclopedia of all things entertainment and our resident cultural critic.
4 reviews. 2 minutes each. It’s Wayne’s 4 x 2.
Wayne Massingham, bienvenue bon monsieur!
Image courtesy Foxtel / BBC First
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Reviews this week:
Film: Les Miserables – a modern day drama, loosely associated with Victor Hugo’s famous book dealing with oppression, poverty and the underprivileged. Set in a housing estate just outside Paris, this pacy, topical and highly relevant film exposes the interactions between authority, crime, race relations and the cultural divide within.
Documentary: McMillions – HBO / Foxtel – fascinating 6 part series detailing the McDonald’s Monopoly promotion scam that occurred between 1989 and 2001, perpetrated by an insider. A million dollar prize, the FBI, fraud, colourful characters amidst American suburbia – makes for enjoyable, compelling viewing.
Album – Whole New Mess – Angel Olsen – it’s a paired down version of Olsen’s wonderful album ‘All Mirrors‘ – this new album written after a breakup. Whole New Mess brings forth her emotional brilliance, with that trademark magnificently stately voice.
TV – Quiz – ITV / Foxtel – Did they cheat!? 3 episode series exploring Major Charles Ingram’s million pound win on the UK’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in 2001. Was it cheating on a grand scale? Find out what happened, and why a criminal trial ensued.