Wayne’s 4 X 2: Saltburn, Quaranta 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 and television.
It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 Reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what he had for us this morning:
The latest film from director Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) is a black comedy psychological thriller that follows Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan), a university student in the early 200’s who is invited to a friend’s estate for the summer, where a series of sexual liaisons, manipulations and class conflict collide. Exploring obsession, excess and moments of tragic-comedy, Saltburn is a satire that laughs as much as it criticises.
Saltburn is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.
This BBC and HBO coproduction stars Daisy May Cooper as Costello, a single working class mother trying to juggle raising her daughter and improving their living standards. This black comedy finds its humour in the whirlwind friendship Costello has with Florian Selby, a gay man from a well off background who is drawn to excess as much as joining Costello on her adventures. The show effortlessly weaves between heart felt and tragic drama ad terrifically funny comedy, making for a brilliant 8 episode season of television.
This comedy drama stars Jason Segel as Jimmy Laird, a therapists who’s methods of cognitive behavioural therapy begins to breach ethical norms as he grieves the loss of his wife who has just passed away. Also staring Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams as fellow therapists, Shrinking examines the effects of grief and what it means to recover from tragedy as Jimmy’s life becomes ever more entangled with his clients.
Album: Quaranta, Danny Brown
The 6th album from American rapper Danny Brown is a reflection on recently turning 40, hence the album’s title (‘Quaranta’ means forty in Latin). This release is a more lowkey and sombre album; whereas his previous albums were about life in Detroit, drug use and gangs, Quaranta finds Danny using his normal voice to express quite solemn lyrics whilst retaining his distinct rapping style and high pitched vocals. Heavy with great beats and exploring what it means to grow up, be divorced and finally sober, this album is Danny coming to terms with his life now as he hits the big four-oh.