The Screaming Target says “Welcome back to the new releases, we may still be in lockdown folks, but the music still keeps coming and it’s alright”.
Colin Serjent reviews the book Wallasey History Tour, written by Ian Collard who shows how its famous landmarks used to look and how they have changed over the years.
Ritchie Hunter reviews the book The Monster Enters – Covid-19, Avian Flu and the Plagues of Capitalism, written by Mike Davis.
Sandra Gibson reviews a compilation of quarantine creativity by 50 people: a concept from photographer Chaz Rudd who compiled and designed it, with proceeds going to MIND charity.
Colin Serjent reviews the book Speke History Tour in which writer David Paul guides us around its well-known streets and buildings as well as exploring its hidden corners.
Colin Serjent reviews the book written by Les Jones, Secret Wirral, which tells many lesser-known stories of this exceptional peninsula.
The Screaming Target has returned and is here to review the new batch of releases to be found in this post-lockdown Blighty we now unwittingly find ourselves embedded in.
Colin Serjent reviews the book by David Paul, Woolton History Tour, which shows at how its famous landmarks used to look and how they have changed over the years.
Colin Serjent reviews the new audio-visual installation by Mikhail Karikis, Ferocious Love, on at the Tate Liverpool until 22nd November.
News from Nowhere give us their round-up of recommended environmental reads for 2020.
Ashley McGovern reviews the play Lippy, performed by Dead Centre and based on a real-life tragedy that took place in 2000 in Leixlip, Co Kildare.
Ashley McGovern reviews The Madness of George III, Alan Bennett’s multi-award-winning drama produced by Nottingham Playhouse.
Ashley McGovern reviews the documentary film Planet of the Humans which criticises the green movement and the renewable energy industry.
Tommy Calderbank reviews the book Spirits of Place, an anthology of essays on ‘spirits of place’ featuring twelve authors including Alan Moore and Warren Ellis and edited by John Reppion.
Amina Hersi reviews the film directed by Todd Haynes, Dark Waters, about the case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont after they contaminated a town in America.
Richard Lewis reviews the gig by West Coast inspired Liverpool quartet The Garnetts who played at the Cavern on 20th February 2020.
Nick Daly reviews the South Korean film Parasite, the first foreign-language film to win a Best Picture Oscar, showing at Picturehouse.
Colin Serjent reviews the film The Lighthouse, directed by Robert Eggers and screening at Picturehouse.
Cassius James reviews two of the paintings by Simeon Solomon, on display at the Walker Art Gallery till 1st March.
Mina Hersi reviews the adaption of Susan Hill’s 1983 horror novel, The Woman In Black, directed by Robin Herford and performed at the Liverpool Playhouse.
Colin Serjent reviews the First World War film directed by Sam Mendes, 1917, showing at Picturehouse.
Colin Serjent reviews the film La Belle Epoque, directed and written by Nicolas Bedos and showing at Picturehouse from 22nd November.
Reviewed by Ashley McGovern reviews the film Earthquake Bird, directed by Wash Westmoreland and based on the novel by Susanna Jones.
Ashley McGovern reviews The View From The Top Of A Pyramid, the exhibition by Jacqui Hallum at the Walker Art Gallery on until 1st March 2020.
Colin Serjent reviews the book by Hugh Hollinghurst, Sefton: The Postcard Collection which looks at the history of Sefton through a collection of 170 postcards.
Rob Harrison reviews Inside Out, the debut album by Úna Quinn.
Neil Morrin reviews the Dead Pigeon Gallery, an exhibition of mixed media installations in a mid-terrace house in Anfield, open during November and December.
The Screaming Target reviews the new music releases to be found in and around the Nerve office, this time it’s the Political One with Vile Assembly, Beans On Toast and Cerrone.
The Screaming Target reviews the new music releases to be found in and around the Nerve office these past two months including Cigarettes After Sex, Emel Mathlouthi and Gazel.
Ashley McGovern reviews Joker, the new movie about the Batverse’s most notorious maniacal villain, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.
Sandra Gibson reviews the play Knee Deep in Promises, written by Deborah Morgan and directed by Paul Goetzee, on at the Royal Court Studio till 19th October.
Amina Hersi reviews NT Live: Fleabag, the one-woman show written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, broadcast live to the Picturehouse cinema from London’s West End.
Tom Bottle reviews the new book from Amberley Publishing, The Wirral in 50 Buildings, written by Les Jones who explores the history of this fascinating area looking at its most interesting buildings.
Colin Serjent reviews the film Bait, directed by Mark Jenkin and shot on a 16mm camera using black and white Kodak film.
Ashley McGovern reviews Best Before Death, the documentary film directed by Paul Duane which follows the artist and musician Bill Drummond on The 25 Paintings World Tour.
Colin Serjent reviews the new science fiction film directed by James Gray, Ad Astra, showing at Picturehouse from 20th September.
Colin Serjent reviews the documentary film For Sama, which tells the story of 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab who filmed her life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo.
Ashley McGovern reviews the French film A Faithful Man, directed by Louis Garrel and shown at Picturehouse.
Ashley McGovern reviews the film directed by Adrian Noble, Mrs Lowry & Son, about the artist L. S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother.
Jennifer Walker reviews the comedy play by Gerry Linford, The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery, on at the Royal Court until 21st September.
Colin Serjent reviews the new Pedro Almodovar film Pain and Glory, showing at Picturehouse and starring Antonio Banderas as a film director looking back at his life.
Nick Daly reviews the new film directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time….in Hollywood, showing at Picturehouse from August 14th.
Colin Serjent reviews Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love, the documentary film directed by Nick Broomfield about the love story between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen.
Colin Serjent reviews the documentary film Varda by Agnès in which the pioneer of the French New Wave, Agnes Varda, looks back at her own career.
Ashley McGovern reviews the folk horror film Midsommar, written and directed by Ari Aster and showing at Picturehouse from 12th July.
Samera Thalen reviews Real Work, the new exhibition at FACT that presents people’s stories about work that goes unrecognised, on until 6th October.
Colin Serjent reviews the documentary film Apollo 11, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch, showing at Picturehouse from 21st June.
Ashley McGovern reviews the play All My Sons by Arthur Miller, shown at Picturehouse as part of National Theatre Live.
Colin Serjent and his camera visited Africa Oye, the UK’s biggest live festival of African music and culture, which took place in Sefton Park over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd June.
Ashley McGovern reviews the new Danny Boyle film Yesterday, showing at Picturehouse from 28th June.
Rob Harrison is back with reviews of the new offerings of albums for May and June including A Certain Ratio and Charly Bliss.
Samera Thalen reviews the exhibition of video and installation by Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett, on at FACT until 16th June.
Tracey Dunn reviews the exhibition of drawings by Nina Edge, on at the Unity Theatre until 27th July.
Ashley McGovern reviews the comedy high school movie Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde and showing at Picturehouse from 31st May.
Lisa Worth reviews the documentary film Freedom Fields which follows a football mad group of Libyan women who are determined to play, not just watch.