Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic.

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Music for airports

Rock music

The long decline of U2

Hit me, baby, one more time


David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’, reviewed

Laura Jean and kelpie

Kelpie blues

Australian Music

Laura Jean’s ‘Laura Jean’ finds the Melbourne singer-songwriter finally feeling at home

The man in the mask


Kanye West, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, 13 September 2014

A few good men

Film review

‘Felony’ and ‘Locke’ in review

Growing pains: Richard Linklater’s ’Boyhood’ reviewed


Cinema is an art form uniquely bound up with the qualities of time: time’s duration, time’s passing, time’s continuities and its elisions. There is the time it takes to make a film and the time it takes to watch it — and, most interestingly, the …

Justin Timberlake performing in New Orleans, February 2013. © Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Mr Nice Guy

Pop music

The everyman charm of Justin Timberlake

A fraction of the Hole: Courtney Love, Festival Hall, Melbourne, 16/8/14


I never thought that watching Courtney Love would be boring. The woman is a born agitator, and one of the most divisive figures that rock ’n’ roll has ever produced. Her fans are loyal and fiercely protective; her detractors, of whom there are many, …

Walled in

Film criticism

A review of Clio Barnard's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant"