Author Archives for Dougie Gerrard

2019 Articles

Let's Play: How Youtubers are making millions playing video games
Let's Play: How Youtubers are making millions playing video games
For the past decade, largely unnoticed by traditional media, scores of YouTubers have been racking up millions of views by [...]
July 25, 2019
The rise of the ASMR-tists: The online phenomenon touted as an antidote to anxiety and insomnia
The rise of the ASMR-tists: The online phenomenon touted as an antidote to anxiety and insomnia
The slurp of a woman eating soup; the abrupt snip of scissors through hair; the crinkle of tinfoil being scrunched [...]
July 25, 2019
Office Space: Step into Sessions House, the courthouse HQ of Ennismore, the company behind The Hoxton and Gleneagles
Office Space: Step into Sessions House, the courthouse HQ of Ennismore, the company behind The Hoxton and Gleneagles
From the outside, Sessions House is a slightly menacing proposition. Squat and grimly imposing, it looks mistrustfully out onto Clerkenwell [...]
July 24, 2019
Naked houses: Unfinished homes give buyers a discount price – but are they practical?
Naked houses: Unfinished homes give buyers a discount price – but are they practical?
In case you hadn’t noticed, Britain is in the grip of its worst housing crisis since the 1940s. The verdict, [...]
July 24, 2019
Rage 2 review: This post-apocalyptic zombie sequel falls flat despite some tight gunplay
Rage 2 review: This post-apocalyptic zombie sequel falls flat despite some tight gunplay
On the face of it, it’s strange that this game even exists, given that the original Rage, released in 2011, [...]
May 24, 2019
John Wick 3 review: Keanu Reeves shines in the action franchise's brilliant third installment
John Wick 3 review: Keanu Reeves shines in the action franchise's brilliant third installment
The John Wick films are so far ahead of other Hollywood action movies that this third installment is the best [...]
May 24, 2019
Aladdin review: Disney fails to justify remaking the classic animation
Aladdin review: Disney fails to justify remaking the classic animation
The first thing you notice about this $180m live-action reboot of Disney’s beloved 1992 animation is the unexpected poverty of [...]
May 24, 2019
Days Gone review: Biker gangs and bounty hunting in Sony's zombie infested apocalypse
Days Gone review: Biker gangs and bounty hunting in Sony's zombie infested apocalypse
At times the plot of Days Gone can be difficult to track. You play as Deacon, a hardass biker navigating [...]
May 3, 2019
Days Gone review: Biker gangs and bounty hunting in Sony's zombie infested apocalypse
Days Gone review: Biker gangs and bounty hunting in Sony's zombie infested apocalypse
At times the plot of Days Gone can be difficult to track. You play as Deacon, a hardass biker navigating [...]
May 3, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile review: A well-intentioned but discomforting exercise in glamourising a serial killer
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile review: A well-intentioned but discomforting exercise in glamourising a serial killer
Is it possible to make a genuine anti-war film? Francois Truffaut famously thought not; you might set out with the [...]
May 3, 2019
Burning film review: Lee Chang-dong's Haruki Murakami adaptation is more proof he's the best director you've never heard of
Burning film review: Lee Chang-dong's Haruki Murakami adaptation is more proof he's the best director you've never heard of
Lee Chang-dong may be the best director you’ve never heard of. He has made just six films, each of them [...]
February 1, 2019
Pierre Bonnard at the Tate Modern review: A beautiful shower of colour, just don't try to search for deeper meaning
Pierre Bonnard at the Tate Modern review: A beautiful shower of colour, just don't try to search for deeper meaning
Walking around this major retrospective of Pierre Bonnard, you quickly discover that his work is dominated by two things. First, [...]
January 29, 2019
Beautiful Boy film review: Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in harrowing but flawed drug addiction memoir
Beautiful Boy film review: Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in harrowing but flawed drug addiction memoir
The drug movie is a tough genre to navigate. Go too far in one direction and it becomes preachy; too [...]
January 17, 2019