Articles by Michael Bonner https://secure.uncut.co.uk/author/michael%20bonner en Uncut's 20 Best Films Of 2014... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/uncuts-20-best-films-of-2014 <p>Here, for your consideration, is Uncut's list of the <strong>20 Best Films Of 2014</strong>. If you're interested in the administrative aspect of this list, it was voted for by a shadowy cabal of Uncut staffers, writers and a few trusted confidants. It broadly dovetails with my own personal Top 20, though I think the film that's stuck with me most throughout the year is the wonderfully strange Under The Skin. But I won't detain you further. Have a great Christmas and New Year, by the way: see you in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/12/budapestd211013w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/uncuts-20-best-films-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:10 +0000 Michael Bonner 21190 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk A long interview with Neil Young guitarist Poncho Sampedro: "Most people turn a corner, Neil ricochets..." https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/a-long-interview-with-neil-young-guitarist-poncho-sampedro-most-people-turn- <p>For our end of year issue, I wrote a cover story about Neil Young's 2014. Among the many people I interviewed was Crazy Horse guitarist, Poncho Sampedro, who's been playing with Neil for 40 years. I thought it might be nice to share the full transcript - it's over 6,000 words long, and covers a lot of ground. We started off talking about the current state of Billy Talbot's health, the Crazy Horse bassist who'd suffered a minor stroke earlier in the year. For the record, our interview took place on November 3, 2014; a few days before the death of bassist Rick Rosas, who'd deputised for Talbot during the band's 2014 tour dates.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/12/neilponcho191214w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/a-long-interview-with-neil-young-guitarist-poncho-sampedro-most-people-turn-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:55:39 +0000 Michael Bonner 21187 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk When Frank met Bob: hear Sinatra and Dylan sing Shadows In The Night https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/when-frank-met-bob-hear-sinatra-and-dylan-sing-shadows-in-the-night <p>Amazing scenes in the Uncut office last week, when <strong>Bob Dylan</strong> finally <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/bob-dylan/bob-dylan-announces-new-studio-album-shadows-in-the-night-news" target="_blank">announced</a> Shadows In The Night - his latest studio album featuring interpretations of Frank Sinatra standards.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/12/dylanshadows130514w_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/when-frank-met-bob-hear-sinatra-and-dylan-sing-shadows-in-the-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 21165 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Joanna Newsom, Jonny Greenwood and Neil Young: Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice previewed https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/joanna-newsom-jonny-greenwood-and-neil-young-paul-thomas-andersons-inherent- <p>Interesting news last week in the Los Angeles Times, which <a href = "http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-goulds-long-goodbye-apartment-20141203-column.html" target="_blank">reported</a> that the Los Angeles apartment occupied by Elliot Gould’s Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman's great 1973 film <strong>The Long Goodbye</strong> is now available for rent. One bedroom, one bathroom, private parking, hardwood floors and a terrace, with access via a private elevator, it can be yours for around £1,790 a month. Serendipitously, Altman’s The Long Goodbye has been rattling round my head for a few weeks now, since I saw <strong>Paul Thomas Anderson</strong>’s new film, Inherent Vice.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/12/inherentvice091214w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/joanna-newsom-jonny-greenwood-and-neil-young-paul-thomas-andersons-inherent-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:01:21 +0000 Michael Bonner 21149 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk "We were like a little family": an interview with Doug Yule and Mo Tucker about The Velvet Underground https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/the-band-were-like-a-little-family-an-interview-with-doug-yule-and-mo-tucker <p>I reviewed <strong>The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition</strong> for new issue of Uncut. It's a comprehensive, six-disc set compiling the band's third album in an assortment of mixes, plus 1969 demos and a live recording from The Matrix in San Francisco. Of course, it marks the first album the band recorded after John Cale had left, with <strong>Doug Yule</strong> assuming bass and (some) vocal duties. I was fortunate enough to speak to both Yule and <strong>Mo Tucker</strong> for a Q&amp;A to accompany my review.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/12/051214velvetsw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/the-band-were-like-a-little-family-an-interview-with-doug-yule-and-mo-tucker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:10:04 +0000 Michael Bonner 21139 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk An encounter with Shaun Ryder: "There's all sorts of stories about me. I've stopped listening to them." https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-encounter-with-shaun-ryder-theres-all-sorts-of-stories-about-me-ive-stopp <p><strong>With a new Happy Mondays biography just out, I thought I'd post my 2007 encounter with Shaun Ryder.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/11/281114happymondaysw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-encounter-with-shaun-ryder-theres-all-sorts-of-stories-about-me-ive-stopp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:36:28 +0000 Michael Bonner 21105 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk An interview with Ride: "We wanted to make a hell of a racket" https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-ride-we-wanted-to-make-a-hell-of-a-racket <p><strong>Following this morning's momentous <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/ride/ride-confirm-reunion-and-first-live-shows-in-20-years-news" target="_blank">news</a> of Ride's return to active service, I thought I'd dig out this piece I wrote for Uncut in 2011.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/11/ride181114w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-ride-we-wanted-to-make-a-hell-of-a-racket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 21064 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Some thoughts on the return of John Carpenter and Alejando Jodorowsky https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/some-thoughts-on-the-return-of-john-carpenter-and-alejando-jodorowsky <p>A couple of press releases appeared in my inbox over the last few days, both announcing the surprising return of two increasingly elusive filmmakers.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/11/holymountain131114w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/some-thoughts-on-the-return-of-john-carpenter-and-alejando-jodorowsky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:00:53 +0000 Michael Bonner 21049 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Some thoughts on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/some-thoughts-on-christopher-nolans-interstellar-0 <p>The cosmology of Christopher Nolan's new film, <strong>Interstellar</strong>, offers an instructive analogy for the career of the director himself.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/10/interstellar311014w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/some-thoughts-on-christopher-nolans-interstellar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:52:29 +0000 Michael Bonner 21005 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk An interview with Ry Cooder: "If you’ve got a good story, let’s do something." https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-ry-cooder-if-you-ve-got-a-good-story-let-s-do-something <p>I had the good fortune to speak to <strong>Ry Cooder</strong> for the issue of Uncut that's just come off sale (quick plug: you can read all about the new issue <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-the-new-uncut-0" target="_blank">here</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/10/rycooder201113w-susan-titelman.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-ry-cooder-if-you-ve-got-a-good-story-let-s-do-something" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:25:24 +0000 Michael Bonner 20999 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Inside the new Uncut... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-the-new-uncut-0 <p>On the morning of July 29, 1966 <strong>Bob Dylan</strong> became distracted while out riding his Triumph motorbike. Writing about the incident later in Chronicles Volume 1, Dylan rather gnomically recalled, “I had been in a motorcycle accident and I’d been hurt, but I recovered.” Of course, there is more to Dylan’s accident than that. After a period of retreat and convalescence at his Woodstock home, he began recording songs with his touring band, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Levon Helm.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/10/uncutspreads281014w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/inside-the-new-uncut-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:31:02 +0000 Michael Bonner 20987 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice trailer https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/paul-thomas-andersons-inherent-vice-trailer <p>At the moment, I'm compiling our films of the 2014 for the end of year issue. By sheer coincidence, one of the films I'm most looking forward to for next year is <strong>Inherent Vice</strong>. In case you're not up to speed on it, this is <strong>Paul Thomas Anderson</strong>'s adaptation of the <strong>Thomas Pynchon</strong> novel - a Seventies-set noir about a stoner Private Investigator, Larry "Doc" Sportello, who's investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/10/inherentviceone241014w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/paul-thomas-andersons-inherent-vice-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:39:31 +0000 Michael Bonner 20979 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Watch Bill Murray sing Bob Dylan! https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/watch-bill-murray-sing-bob-dylan <p>If you've not already seen it, I hope you enjoy this a clip from <strong>Bill Murray</strong>'s latest film, St Vincent. It's from the closing credits to the film - don't worry, there's no spoilers - which feature Murray's character, Vincent, lounging in his yard, listening to an old Sony Walkman and singing along to Dylan’s “<strong>Shelter From The Storm</strong>”. Bill sings Bob, indeed.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/10/billmurray201014w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/watch-bill-murray-sing-bob-dylan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:05:11 +0000 Michael Bonner 20949 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Jimi: All Is By My Side https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-jimi-all-is-by-my-side <p>Of the recent slew of rock biopics, this <strong>Jimi Hendrix</strong> film is the one that seems to get it just about right.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/10/171014hendrixw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-jimi-all-is-by-my-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:23:50 +0000 Michael Bonner 20941 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk "When I was younger, I was much more set in my ways...": an interview with Paul Weller https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/when-i-was-younger-i-was-much-more-set-in-my-ways-an-interview-with-paul-wel <p>In the last issue of Uncut, I reviewed <strong>Paul Weller</strong>'s Classic Album Selection Volume 1; the first five solo albums in one handy box, in other words. It occurred to me, it might be a nice idea to subsequently post the full transcript of my interview with Weller, which formed the basis of our July 2014 cover story. The interview mostly took place in Weller's favoured Maida Vale cafe, but we ended up sitting in his Mini Cooper Clubman next to Regent's Canal, where he gave me a taster of his forthcoming projects. Anyway, the interview was ostensibly to tie-in with a compilation, <strong>More Modern Classics</strong>. Which is where the conversation begins...</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/paulweller290914w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/when-i-was-younger-i-was-much-more-set-in-my-ways-an-interview-with-paul-wel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20859 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Some thoughts on David Fincher's Gone Girl https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/some-thoughts-on-david-finchers-gone-girl <p>At the conclusion of <strong>Se7en</strong>, his second film as director, David Fincher memorably gave us Gwyneth Paltrow’s severed head in a box. In many respects, he has been producing heads from boxes ever since.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/gonegirl290914w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/some-thoughts-on-david-finchers-gone-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20860 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk The BFI London Film Festival 2014: Music Films Preview! https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bfi-london-film-festival-2014-music-films-preview <p><strong>Björk</strong>, Nas, the French House music scene and a beguiling tribute to the work of <strong>Alan Lomax</strong> are among the highlights of this year's BFI London Film Festival. Watch the trailers below.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/bjorknew250914w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bfi-london-film-festival-2014-music-films-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:04:17 +0000 Michael Bonner 20834 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk "I'm a closet optimist": An audience with Leonard Cohen, September 16, 2014, London https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/im-a-closet-optimist-an-audience-with-leonard-cohen <p>All <strong>Leonard Cohen</strong> wants for his 80th birthday is a cigarette. He smoked, he estimates, for around 50 years, before he gave up a decade or so ago. “I think a lot about smoking,” he reflects. “I’m thinking about it right now.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/170914cohenw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/im-a-closet-optimist-an-audience-with-leonard-cohen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:34:01 +0000 Michael Bonner 20799 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk On the return of Sinéad O’Connor https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/on-the-return-of-sin-ad-o-connor <p>When <strong>Sinéad O’Connor</strong> tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in 1992, she brought into focus her gifts for music, controversy and self-publicity in one fairly explosive package.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/160914sineadw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/on-the-return-of-sin-ad-o-connor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:35:57 +0000 Michael Bonner 20794 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Jim Jarmusch on Neil Young, Tom Waits, Jack White and Joe Strummer... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/jim-jarmusch-on-neil-young-tom-waits-jack-white-and-joe-strummer <p>With <strong>Jim Jarmusch</strong>'s 1986 film, <strong>Down By Law</strong>, re-released in cinemas this week, it seemed like an opportune moment to post my interview with the director, for our An Audience With... feature in the March 2014 issue of <strong>Uncut</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/061213jimjarmuschw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/jim-jarmusch-on-neil-young-tom-waits-jack-white-and-joe-strummer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:31:57 +0000 Michael Bonner 20786 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk 'All the old gods are long gone. But still..." An interview with Robert Plant https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/all-the-old-gods-are-long-gone-but-still-an-interview-with-robert-plant <p><strong>Robert Plant's excellent new album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar goes on sale today [September 8], so it seemed like a good opportunity to post the full text of my Plant cover story from last month's Uncut... Hope you enjoy it.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/robertplant080914w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/all-the-old-gods-are-long-gone-but-still-an-interview-with-robert-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:05:10 +0000 Michael Bonner 20748 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket: some thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/a-most-wanted-man-and-gods-pocket-some-thoughts-on-philip-seymour-hoffmans-f <p>The last major works by one of Hollywood's greatest modern actors.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/09/mostwanted030914w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/a-most-wanted-man-and-gods-pocket-some-thoughts-on-philip-seymour-hoffmans-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:32:38 +0000 Michael Bonner 20739 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Finding Fela https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-finding-fela <p>It's a satisfyingly busy time for music films at the moment. The excellent Nick Cave documentary, <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-nick-cave-in-20000-days-on-earth" target="_blank">20,000 Days On Earth</a>, is upon us; following swiftly in its wake are biopics of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/findingfela210714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-finding-fela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:21:48 +0000 Michael Bonner 20696 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk The Thurston Moore Band, Café Oto, London, August 14, 2014 https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/the-thurston-moore-band-caf-oto-london-august-14-2014 <p>“Thank you, Boston,” deadpans <strong>Thurston Moore</strong> as the audience at tonight’s gig show their appreciation for “Speak To The Wild”. Of course, we’re in east London – Dalston to be precise, at Café Oto, which has become a regular hang out for Moore since he moved up the road to Stoke Newington.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/thurston-moore-band.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/the-thurston-moore-band-caf-oto-london-august-14-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:25:23 +0000 Michael Bonner 20655 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Robin Williams: a career in clips https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/robin-williams-a-career-in-clips <p>Sad news this morning about the death of <strong>Robin Williams</strong>, aged 63. Of course, Williams had been a dynamic and prolific screen presence since the late 1970s, from early contributions to The Richard Pryor Show to his sitcom breakthrough in Mork &amp; Mindy and beyond into a hugely successful film career. In tribute, we've compiled below 10 clips that we hope do justice to his prodigious talents.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/robinwilliams120814w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/robin-williams-a-career-in-clips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:07:55 +0000 Michael Bonner 20626 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Bootleggers, bounty hunters and gangsters: a handy guide to the films of Nick Cave https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bootleggers-bounty-hunters-and-gangsters-a-handy-guide-to-nick-cave-on-film <p>With a new Nick Cave documentary, 20,000 Days On Earth, due to open in the UK next month, I thought it a good time to dust down a piece I wrote on Cave's film career for our 2013 Ultimate Music Guide dedicated to Cave.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/08/cave080814w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bootleggers-bounty-hunters-and-gangsters-a-handy-guide-to-nick-cave-on-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:59:58 +0000 Michael Bonner 20617 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-big-star-nothing-can-hurt-me <p>It's a busy month for fans of <strong>Big Star</strong> and their mercurial leader, Alex Chilton. There is a new biography, Holly George-Warren's <strong>A Man Called Destruction: The Life And Music Of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops To Big Star To Backdoor Man</strong>, the <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/big-star-s-first-two-albums-to-be-remastered-and-reissued-news" target="_blank">news</a> that the first two Big Star albums - for so many years, only available as a two-fer - are getting remastered and reissued and separate albums. And today this documentary, <strong>Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me</strong>, finally opens in UK cinemas two years on from its debut at South By South West in March 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/bigstar300312w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-big-star-nothing-can-hurt-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20587 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk If you liked True Detective, why not try Galveston? https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/if-you-liked-true-detective-why-not-try-galveston <p>The blood has barely dried on the first series of HBO's <strong>True Detective</strong> talk has already turned to Season Two. At the time of writing, it's hard to think of an A-list actor or actress who, at some point over the last few months, hasn't had their name bandied around in connection with future series of the show.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/galveston310714.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/if-you-liked-true-detective-why-not-try-galveston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:57:30 +0000 Michael Bonner 20586 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Robert Plant, Tom Petty, The Beatles, King Crimson, Bobby Womack: inside the new Uncut! https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/robert-plant-tom-petty-the-beatles-king-crimson-bobby-womack-inside-the-new <p>Welcome to the new issue of <strong>Uncut</strong>! John’s on holiday this week – he was last seen disappearing into darkest Gloucestershire – so it falls to me to show you around this month's edition instead.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/septspreads290714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/robert-plant-tom-petty-the-beatles-king-crimson-bobby-womack-inside-the-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:40:08 +0000 Michael Bonner 20571 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk In praise of Nicolas Cage in Joe https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/in-praise-of-nicolas-cage-in-joe <p>For a time, both <strong>Nicolas Cage</strong> and filmmaker David Gordon Green have separately been drifting away from what they do best. Joe, however, reminds us what both men are capable when the gears are shifting in the right sequence.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/joe250714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/in-praise-of-nicolas-cage-in-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:10 +0000 Michael Bonner 20552 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk 10 Music Films Still To Come In 2014... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/10-music-films-still-to-come-in-2014 <p>After an otherwise mediocre start to the year, the second half of 2014 looks set to be more promising for aficionados of music films. For a start, fans of <strong>Big Star</strong> who’ve been waiting for Nothing Can Hurt Me to arrive on UK screens will finally have their patience rewarded when Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori’s film about Alex Chilton and co finally gets a UK release next month.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/findingfela210714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/10-music-films-still-to-come-in-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:38:39 +0000 Michael Bonner 20533 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Monty Python Live (Mostly), O2 Arena, London, July 15, 2014 https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/monty-python-live-o2-arena-london-july-15-2014 <p>When <strong>Mick Jagger</strong> recently appeared in a promotion sketch, dryly describing these Monty Python reunion shows as "a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth", it demonstrated that the Pythons still have the rock star heft of their ‘70s pomp.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/python150714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/monty-python-live-o2-arena-london-july-15-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07:32 +0000 Michael Bonner 20517 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk In praise of Richard Linklater's Boyhood https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/in-praise-of-richard-linklaters-boyhood <p>There is a telling scene early on in <strong>Boyhood</strong> that gets to the heart of what makes Richard Linklater’s new film so remarkable.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/140714boyhoodw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/in-praise-of-richard-linklaters-boyhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:33:07 +0000 Michael Bonner 20505 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk A Hard Day's Night: 50 years on... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/a-hard-days-night <p>Last week, the BFI hosted a Q&amp;A session with director Richard Lester, as a prelude to the 50th anniversary re-release of <strong>A Hard Day’s Night</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/2014harddaysnightpr140314.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/a-hard-days-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:24:19 +0000 Michael Bonner 20497 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk "Somewhere between pure euphoria and terrible insecurity": An interview with The The's Matt Johnson https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/wrestling-between-pure-euphoria-and-terrible-insecurity-an-interview-with-th <p>In this month's Uncut, I reviewed the deluxe edition of The The's Soul Mining, which has been reissued as a box set with additional material. I was fortunate enough to speak to Matt Johnson for a Q&amp;A to run with the review. In the end, we ended up talking for about an hour, so I thought I'd post the full transcript of my interview here. I hope you enjoy it. I'll endeavour to post the review itself in the next week or so; better still, you can find it in the issue on sale now... (apologies for the shameless plug...)</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/07/thethe020714w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/wrestling-between-pure-euphoria-and-terrible-insecurity-an-interview-with-th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:14:33 +0000 Michael Bonner 20448 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Stuart Murdoch's God Help The Girl https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-stuart-murdochs-god-help-the-girl <p>For anyone with even a passing familiarity with the work of <strong>Belle and Sebastian</strong> songwriter Stuart Murdoch, God Help The Girl – his debut as a writer and director – will hold few real surprises.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/godhelp260614w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-stuart-murdochs-god-help-the-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:16:43 +0000 Michael Bonner 20404 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Le Bataclan, Paris, June 22, 2014 https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/robert-plant-and-the-sensational-space-shifters-le-bataclan-paris-july-22-20 <p>“Welcome to an evening of country and eastern,” smiles <strong>Robert Plant</strong> as he gestures expansively round this fabled Paris venue, taking in not just the lively capacity crowd gathered here tonight but also to his latest musical collaborators, <strong>The Sensational Space Shifters</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/plantparisa240614_W.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/robert-plant-and-the-sensational-space-shifters-le-bataclan-paris-july-22-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:25:02 +0000 Michael Bonner 20397 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Jersey Boys https://secure.uncut.co.uk/jersey-boys-review <p>Clint Eastwood does Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons...</p> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/jersey-boys-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Film review Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20345 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Nick Cave in 20,000 Days On Earth https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-nick-cave-in-20000-days-on-earth <p>As an artist, <strong>Nick Cave</strong> has mastered many different disciplines – musician, novelist and screenwriter among them – but arguably his greatest accomplishment has been the on-going management of ‘Nick Cave’.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/06/cave110614w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-nick-cave-in-20000-days-on-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:10:10 +0000 Michael Bonner 20339 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk From Doctor Who to Glastonbury: an interview with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Paddy Kingsland https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/from-doctor-who-to-glastonbury-an-interview-with-the-bbc-radiophonic-worksho <p><strong>One of the things I wrote about in the new issue of <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/magazine/july-2014" target="_blank">Uncut</a> is a review of the latest vinyl reissues from what was the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. For a panel to accompany the review, I had the good fortune to speak to composer Paddy Kingsland, one of the legendary studio boffins currently touring in the live iteration of the Workshop.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/paddy300514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/from-doctor-who-to-glastonbury-an-interview-with-the-bbc-radiophonic-worksho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 30 May 2014 12:48:47 +0000 Michael Bonner 20283 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Happy birthday, Bob Dylan! 10 great clips https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/happy-birthday-bob-dylan-10-great-clips <p>As some of you might possibly know, <strong>Bob Dylan</strong> turns 73 today. What a great excuse, then, to revisit some great Youtube clips of Bob in action...</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/bob230514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/happy-birthday-bob-dylan-10-great-clips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Sat, 24 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20265 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Oasis' Definitely Maybe 20 years on... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/oasis-definitely-maybe-20-years-on <p>Like everything else, <strong>Noel Gallagher</strong> had an opinion about debut albums. “Definitely Maybe was the young, eager, wanting to get out there and fucking blow the world away album,” he told Uncut in 2000. As Gallagher claimed on many occasions, he’d been strategising a debut album, in whatever form, since his teenage years. With such apparent forethought, it’s no wonder that when Definitely Maybe appeared in August, 1994 it redrew the parameters of indie rock, filling a void left by The Stone Roses and gave Alan McGee’s Creation Records a world-class act.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/oasis220514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/oasis-definitely-maybe-20-years-on" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 23 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20258 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk "An incredible assortment of freaks": The making of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-incredible-assortment-of-freaks-the-making-of-dennis-hoppers-the-last-mov <p><strong>Dennis Hopper would have been 78 tomorrow (May 17). That seemed like a good reason to dust down this piece I wrote on the making of The Last Movie, Hopper's legendarily unhinged follow-up to Easy Rider.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/hopper130514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-incredible-assortment-of-freaks-the-making-of-dennis-hoppers-the-last-mov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 16 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 20218 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Bob Dylan's new album: let the wild speculation begin! https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bob-dylans-new-album-let-the-wild-speculation-begin <p>Yesterday was bookended by a pair of unexpected releases. In the morning, <a href = " http://www.uncut.co.uk/morrissey-releases-new-single-world-peace-is-none-of-your-business-news" target="_blank">Morrissey</a> unveiled his first new studio material in almost five years, then just as we were packing up for the day, a new track <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/bob-dylan-releases-new-song-plans-new-album-news" target="_blank">appeared</a> without fanfare on <strong>Bob Dylan</strong>’s website. Admittedly, we had been expecting some new music from Morrissey; Dylan, however, caught us entirely by surprise, and not for the first time...</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/dylanshadows130514w_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bob-dylans-new-album-let-the-wild-speculation-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 14 May 2014 11:42:43 +0000 Michael Bonner 20210 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Wes Anderson: all aboard the Grand Budapest Hotel cruise... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/wes-anderson-all-aboard-the-grand-budapest-hotel-cruise <p>It's been a busy few days for fans of <strong>Wes Anderson</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/budapestd211013w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/wes-anderson-all-aboard-the-grand-budapest-hotel-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 06 May 2014 10:10:37 +0000 Michael Bonner 20174 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Damon Albarn, Great Hall, Queen Mary University, London, May 1, 2014 https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/damon-albarn-great-hall-queen-mary-university-london-may-1-2014 <p><strong>Damon Albarn</strong> is a man of many guises, and it seems he also has an outfit to match them all. In his role as <strong>Blur</strong> frontman, he consistently favoured Fred Perry tops and oxblood Doc Martens. As a member of Gorillaz, he even went as far as to adopt an entirely different persona – the spiky-haired animated singer 2D (real name: Stuart Tusspot). For The Good, The Bad And The Queen, he favoured a Two Tone-style dark suit and a low top hat, and for his reimagining of the life of Elizabethan mystic John Dee, he went as far as to grow a beard. Tonight, he arrives on stage wearing a simple suit and tie and a pair of desert boots.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/05/damonalbarn020514w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/damon-albarn-great-hall-queen-mary-university-london-may-1-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 02 May 2014 12:37:02 +0000 Michael Bonner 20170 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Why Blue Ruin is one of the best films of the year... https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/why-blue-ruin-is-one-of-the-best-films-of-the-year <p>There is something to be said for the shoe-string budget movie. Recent films like <strong>Locke</strong> (Tom Hardy having a meltdown while travelling in a car from Birmingham to London) proved to be a refreshing and inventive corrective to the seasonal trudge of blockbusters. Blue Ruin is a similarly impressive low-budget affair, showcasing two emergent talents: writer/director Jeremy Saulnier and lead actor Macon Blair.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/blueruinquad290414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/why-blue-ruin-is-one-of-the-best-films-of-the-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:53:10 +0000 Michael Bonner 20152 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk Harry Dean Stanton – 10 great clips https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/harry-dean-stanton-10-great-clips <p>“I’ve been rather like a cat,” <strong>Harry Dean Stanton</strong> told Uncut in 2002. “I’m finicky and I’ve done a lot of things, and made career choices, missed meetings and so forth that would have made me a much bigger actor, I think. But, by the same token, that would have demanded more of my time, too.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/stanton170414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/harry-dean-stanton-10-great-clips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:10 +0000 Michael Bonner 20109 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Fargo: The TV Series! https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-fargo-the-tv-series <p>In the opening voiceover for their debut, <strong>Blood Simple</strong>, the Coen brothers established the methodology that has driven their films ever since: “I don’t care if you’re the pope of Rome, president of the United States, man of the year, something can always go wrong.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/fargo150414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-fargo-the-tv-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:05:06 +0000 Michael Bonner 20093 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk First Look - Michael Fassbender in Frank https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-michael-fassbender-in-frank <p>Four years on from the death of his creator Chris Sievey, <strong>Frank Sidebottom</strong> has finally found the international platform that eluded him during Sievey's lifetime.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/frank090414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://secure.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-michael-fassbender-in-frank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:08:20 +0000 Michael Bonner 20068 at https://secure.uncut.co.uk