Sorry for the slight delay on this one, we’re a fair few days clear but none the less here are some of the best things that were released in the month of March.
Radical Face: The leaves.
The Leaves is the third and final part in a trilogy of albums by Indie Folk outfit Radical Face, as part of a project known as The Family Tree. If you’ve heard any other part of The Family Tree you know what you’re in for with this third release. Or at least you might think you do. See whilst The leaves stays true to the style of the family tree it’s also the most experimental part of the trilogy. Ben Cooper plays with structures and instrumentation to bring together an album that successfully rounds out this trilogy of efforts. Its full of melancholy, darkness and sadness but it also has an overwhelming sense of personal hope. It’s exactly what you want from a Radical Face release.
Hail Caesar is a great film which has been marketed badly. Almost every audience member will go in expecting a thrilling romp from the golden age of cinema when In reality it’s more of a Coen Brothers sketch show. With widely varying scenes taking places in a brilliant imitation of 1950’s Hollywood. But if you can get past what the film is not, then what it is, is highly entertaining, beautiful down to the last shot and witty in a way that only the Coen Brothers can be. It’s packed to the brim with magnetic performances from a Clooney, Brolin, Tatum and many more. In it’s full review Hail Caesar scored a 7.4, and whilst that is somewhat under the better review on this blog, it’s a film that’s definitely worth your time, and is great fun to boot.
Dark Souls: Prepare to try.
In Prepare To Try IGN UK challenges one member of their team to complete the original Dark Souls before the latest installment in the series (Dark Souls 3) comes out in the west. What makes this series so enjoyable is how intimidating dark souls is as a series. The games are known for being for the hardest of hardcore gamers. But watching Rory (powers, IGN UK’s News host) play the games makes it seem far more enjoyable, and far less daunting. Couple that with the great dynamic between the IGN UK team and you have a surprisingly compelling video series. Whether you’re watching the series for entertainment, or as an informal guide to the game. Prepare To Try is a great way to experience the original Dark Souls without feeling quite so overwhelmed at the challenge.
Did you enjoy anything on this list or think I missed something off it? Feel free to leave a comment on this article or get in touch with me. I hope you’ll look forward to the next list in this series, at the end of April. Thanks for reading.