best of 2016

The Martlet’s favourite films of 2016

The Martlet didn’t see quite as many films as we’d like to this year, and many of the ones we did were, frankly, pretty underwhelming. (Just ask Cormac.) But that’s…

Cultural phenomena of 2016 I don’t f*cking understand

As I start ascending into my mid-late twenties, I’m beginning to realize that I’m falling behind the times. The youth of today are doing the weirdest shit online, and I…

The Martlet’s best television of 2016

With disasters occurring almost every week and an angry, screaming tangerine in a suit making headlines, 2016 might be one of the worst years ever. But throughout this difficult year,…

‘Hell or High Water’ is a thoughtful Western for the modern era

“Patience is a virtue that I don’t possess, and I can’t deny that heaven lies beneath a cotton dress.” So sings Ray Wylie Hubbard over the opening titles of David…

The Martlet’s favourite music of 2016

2016 was a huge year for music, with some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names dropping albums that changed the game, including Beyoncé and Kanye West. For that reason, our…