Wayne’s 4X 2: We Own This City, Bill Callahan and MORE! (27th Oct RE-UPLOAD)
Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?
Entertainment junkies rejoice! 2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s 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 what he had for us this week:
Film: Decision to Leave
From Southern Korean master director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) comes a noir- murder mystery focusing on the death of a a man in the mountains. As Detective Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) beings his investigation he finds himself draw into a love affair with the widow of the deceased Seo-rae (Tang Wei). Winning the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Decision to Leave affirms Chan-wook’s mastery over his craft.
Decision to Leave is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.
Television: We Own This City
Based on the non-fiction book by journalist Justin Fenton, this miniseries follows the lives of personnel in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and the corrupt practices it engaged in for years. Written by veteran crime drama screenwriters George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire) this series explores the ramifications of police who live above the law, and the events that brought the officers to conviction.
We Own This City is out now on Binge and Foxtel. Watch the trailer here.
Television: Better Things
Better Things is entering its fifth season and now is the best time to jump in. This comedy-drama follows the struggles of single mother Sam Fox, played by Pamela Adlon, as she juggles being a mother to 3 daughters while striving to be an actress in Los Angeles. Crackling with frenetic energy and sharp with as well as humane warmth, Better Things is compulsive watching at its best.
Better things is on Out now on Disney+ and Appletv+. Watch the trailer here.
Album: Ytilaer, Bill Callahan
The 19th album from American singer-songwriter, Ytilaer (reality spelled backwards) is Callahan’s latest work, featuring his beautiful baritone voice and guitar playing as it travels through up and down tempos with the ultimate aim of lifting people up. While not a happy-go-lucky album, its a reflective uplifting collection of songs that are pulled from Callahan’s recent experiences of being married and having a child. A worthy addition to Callahan’s ever growing library, Ytilaer is a must listen for fans and a great introduction to his work for first time listeners.
Ytilaer is out now on Bandcamp and Spotify.