Nerd’s Eye View – Gdańsk

Gdańsk, or the broader tri-city area including Sopot and Gdynia, has a charm quite unlike it's Polish companion cities. As a major Baltic port, streets of distinctively un-Polish architecture can be seen which is influenced by the wealthy merchants who shaped the city’s past and the present. The beaches and the long piers, the pleasure-boat... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Whiplash

★★★★ If I tell you that this diabolically entertaining spellbinder is about a student trying to master the arcane art of jazz drumming at an elite music conservatory, you might get all bored and pass on it. That would be really stupid though !! Whiplash is a battle to the death. It’s also a well... Continue Reading →

How Game of Thrones caved-in to the Norms of Television

There’s no one explanation for how Game of Thrones became a culture-spanning phenomenon. Slipping into the microscopic gap between the Golden Age of Television and the binge-watch era, HBO’s fantasy epic earned an investment of resources from its network that would have been unthinkable previously for such a budget-conscious medium and managed to bind together a diverse group... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Trainspotting

★★★★ It's a really honest portrayal of drugs and is surely one of the finest "drug" movie out there. There's a joyous feeling coupled with despair that really pervades that film and I think it does the subject justice. Danny Boyle's classic holds up terrifically well. PlotMark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and... Continue Reading →

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