Articles by Michael Bonner http://www.uncut.co.uk/author/Michael%20Bonner en Watch Bill Murray sing Bob Dylan! http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Jimi: All Is By My Side http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk "When I was younger, I was much more set in my ways...": an interview with Paul Weller http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Some thoughts on David Fincher's Gone Girl http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk The BFI London Film Festival 2014: Music Films Preview! http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk "I'm a closet optimist": An audience with Leonard Cohen, September 16, 2014, London http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk On the return of Sinéad O’Connor http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Jim Jarmusch on Neil Young, Tom Waits, Jack White and Joe Strummer... http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk 'All the old gods are long gone. But still..." An interview with Robert Plant http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket: some thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Finding Fela http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk The Thurston Moore Band, Café Oto, London, August 14, 2014 http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Robin Williams: a career in clips http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Bootleggers, bounty hunters and gangsters: a handy guide to the films of Nick Cave http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk If you liked True Detective, why not try Galveston? http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Robert Plant, Tom Petty, The Beatles, King Crimson, Bobby Womack: inside the new Uncut! http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk In praise of Nicolas Cage in Joe http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk 10 Music Films Still To Come In 2014... http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Monty Python Live (Mostly), O2 Arena, London, July 15, 2014 http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk In praise of Richard Linklater's Boyhood http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk A Hard Day's Night: 50 years on... http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk "Somewhere between pure euphoria and terrible insecurity": An interview with The The's Matt Johnson http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Stuart Murdoch's God Help The Girl http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Le Bataclan, Paris, June 22, 2014 http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Jersey Boys http://www.uncut.co.uk/jersey-boys-review <p>Clint Eastwood does Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons...</p> <p><a href="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Nick Cave in 20,000 Days On Earth http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk From Doctor Who to Glastonbury: an interview with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Paddy Kingsland http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Happy birthday, Bob Dylan! 10 great clips http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Oasis' Definitely Maybe 20 years on... http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk "An incredible assortment of freaks": The making of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Bob Dylan's new album: let the wild speculation begin! http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Wes Anderson: all aboard the Grand Budapest Hotel cruise... http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Damon Albarn, Great Hall, Queen Mary University, London, May 1, 2014 http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Why Blue Ruin is one of the best films of the year... http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Harry Dean Stanton – 10 great clips http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Fargo: The TV Series! http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Michael Fassbender in Frank http://www.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="http://www.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="http://www.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 http://www.uncut.co.uk Richard Ayoade's The Double http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/richard-ayoades-the-double <p>Anyone who happened to catch Graham Norton's show on Friday night might have been surprised to see Richard Ayoade sharing the sofa with Kylie Minogue, Russell Crowe and Cameron Diaz: chat show royalty, and Ayoade's presence among them suggests things have turned out very well for the bloke from <strong>The IT Crowd</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/thedouble070414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/richard-ayoades-the-double" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:08:12 +0000 Michael Bonner 20056 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says 4:14 Scream is "a terrible title" http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-cures-robert-smith-reveals-new-album-details-and-says-414-scream-is-a-terrible-title-news <p><strong>The Cure</strong> frontman Robert Smith has revealed that the group's next album will be a mix of brand new material and unused material from 2008's <strong>4:13 Dream</strong>, their most recent record. </p> <p>Smith wanted that album to be a double, but a single album was eventually released. </p> <p>Speaking to NME following the group's performance for <strong>Teenage Cancer Trust</strong> at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (March 29), Smith said of the album: "There’s new stuff that we’re doing with this line-up and stuff we finished with the old line-up."</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-cures-robert-smith-reveals-new-album-details-and-says-414-scream-is-a-terrible-title-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:22:04 +0000 Michael Bonner 20035 at http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in The Trip To Italy http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-steve-coogan-and-rob-brydon-in-the-trip-to-italy <p>Coogan and Brydon return for more Michael Caine impressions: this time, in the sun...</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/thetrip240314w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-steve-coogan-and-rob-brydon-in-the-trip-to-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:47:32 +0000 Michael Bonner 20022 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Who! Fela Kuti! Frank Sidebottom! Sundance London line-up revealed... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/the-who-fela-kuti-frank-sidebottom-sundance-london-line-up-revealed <p>News just in: the programme has been announced for this year’s <strong>Sundance London</strong> festival.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/lambertstamp240314w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/the-who-fela-kuti-frank-sidebottom-sundance-london-line-up-revealed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:55:27 +0000 Michael Bonner 19999 at http://www.uncut.co.uk "I was born into show business": the extraordinary dance skills of Christopher Walken revealed http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/i-was-born-into-show-business-the-dance-skills-of-christopher-walken-reveale <p>“The truth is, I don’t like dangerous things and am quite normal,” <strong>Christopher Walken</strong> told Uncut in September 2006. “I was born into show business and that brings with it being a little eccentric, the way you speak, the way you approach things. This innately gives me a sense of foreignness, which can easily translate into…s-t-r-a-n-g-e.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/walken200314w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/i-was-born-into-show-business-the-dance-skills-of-christopher-walken-reveale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:12:45 +0000 Michael Bonner 19988 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Trailer unveiled for James Brown biopic, Get On Up http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/trailer-unveiled-for-james-brown-biopic-get-on-up <p>I was reading over the weekend about <strong>Mick Jagger</strong> and Martin Scorsese's latest collaboration - a project for HBO about the music industry in New York during the Seventies.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/getonup170314w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/trailer-unveiled-for-james-brown-biopic-get-on-up" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:29:11 +0000 Michael Bonner 19970 at http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - The Motel Life http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-the-motel-life <p>In an interview in the current issue of Uncut with <strong>Willy Vlautin</strong>, the singer-songwriter with Richmond Fontaine, discusses his flourishing second career as an author.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/motellife130314w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-the-motel-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:43 +0000 Michael Bonner 19961 at http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - Starred Up http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-starred-up <p>A lot of people peak in high school. Eric Love is not one of them. While many other teenagers are in the thick of their glory days, Eric is being starred up – that is, making the transition from a juvenile facility to a maximum security penitentiary, where he is billeted alongside some of the country’s very worst criminals. What follows over the next 100 minutes is as harrowing as you’d perhaps expect for a film that, in the first 10 minutes, sees Eric fashioning a shiv from a toothbrush and Bic razor. No good will come of this.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/starredup060314w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-starred-up" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:13:42 +0000 Michael Bonner 19930 at http://www.uncut.co.uk First Look - 20 Feet From Stardom http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-20-feet-from-stardom <p>To Los Angeles, then, and last night's <strong>Academy Awards</strong>. Surprises? Not many, truth be told.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/03031420feetstardomw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-20-feet-from-stardom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:32:46 +0000 Michael Bonner 19911 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Lee Marvin and "Jack White’s old house” http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/jim-jarmusch-tom-waits-lee-marvin-and-jack-white-s-old-house <p>I had the good fortune to interview <strong>Jim Jarmusch</strong> recently for our An Audience With… feature. As you’d imagine, it was interesting, wide-ranging chat, and inevitably not everything we talked about made it into the magazine. There’s a couple of things in particular that seemed pretty interesting – not least the ‘full’ answer he gave to a question regarding the current status of <strong>The Sons Of Lee Marvin</strong>, a shadowy cabal whose members – allegedly – include Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Iggy Pop.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/061213jimjarmuschw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/jim-jarmusch-tom-waits-lee-marvin-and-jack-white-s-old-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:01:30 +0000 Michael Bonner 19905 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree, St John at Hackney, London, February 20, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/ryuichi-sakamoto-taylor-deupree-st-john-at-hackney-london-february-20-2014 <p>There’s a Youtube clip of <strong>Ryuichi Sakamoto</strong>, dressed in black hunched over a piano playing the piece of music he is most famous for – “Forbidden Colours”, from the film <strong>Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence</strong>. It is, I guess, the idea of Sakamoto we’re most familiar with – the artist, his instrument of choice, the music he is playing both delicate and fluid.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/sakamoto210214w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/ryuichi-sakamoto-taylor-deupree-st-john-at-hackney-london-february-20-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:14:33 +0000 Michael Bonner 19867 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel <p>Without giving too much away here, one of the main characters in <strong>Wes Anderson</strong>’s new film works in a patisserie.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/gbh140214w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:26:18 +0000 Michael Bonner 19833 at http://www.uncut.co.uk