Drew Goddard, director of The Cabin in the Woods, exhibits his exceptional brilliance in his new movie Bad Times at the El Royale. The movie checks of all the marks for the 1950s-60s movie style. Even though the plot is a bit predictable at times, the intriguing cinematography creates a new world for the viewers.
Rachel Malik’s debut novel Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2018, explores the relationship of the titular characters in a story of hardship, love, and friendship. This playlist curated by the author is an evocative companion to the book, building on its moods and characters.
Matteo Righetto’s Soul of the Border is an fascinating mix of adventure and historical fiction that focuses on the life of a tobacco-growing family during the late 19th century in the Veneto region of Italy. The hard farming life of the de Boer family reflects the wider trials which the working class of the region faced in order to survive during that period.
Despite being unable to see it to completion and publication, Leonard Cohen offers in The Flame a collection of writing that stands proudly at the end of his body of work, which spans over six decades and includes fourteen studio albums, two novels, and nine poetry collections.