Articles by Michael Bonner http://www.uncut.net/author/michael%20bonner en Harry Dean Stanton – 10 great clips http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net First Look - Fargo: The TV Series! http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net First Look - Michael Fassbender in Frank http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net Richard Ayoade's The Double http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says 4:14 Scream is "a terrible title" http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net First Look - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in The Trip To Italy http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net The Who! Fela Kuti! Frank Sidebottom! Sundance London line-up revealed... http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net "I was born into show business": the extraordinary dance skills of Christopher Walken revealed http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net Trailer unveiled for James Brown biopic, Get On Up http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net First Look - The Motel Life http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net First Look - Starred Up http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net First Look - 20 Feet From Stardom http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Lee Marvin and "Jack White’s old house” http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree, St John at Hackney, London, February 20, 2014 http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel http://www.uncut.net/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.net/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.net/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.net Her http://www.uncut.net/her-review <p>Spike Jonze's digital affair...</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.net/her-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Film review Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:23:58 +0000 Michael Bonner 19832 at http://www.uncut.net "Drank too much, did too many drugs": an interview with George Clooney http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/drank-too-much-did-too-many-drugs-an-interview-with-george-clooney <p><strong>George Clooney's latest film as both actor and director, The Monuments Men, opens in the UK later this week, so it seemed an appropriate moment to dig out this interview I conducted for the late Uncut DVD in New York with Clooney around the release of 2005's Good Night, And Good Luck and Syriana.</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.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/clooney100214w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/drank-too-much-did-too-many-drugs-an-interview-with-george-clooney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Sat, 08 Feb 2014 17:36:56 +0000 Michael Bonner 19807 at http://www.uncut.net Dallas Buyers Club http://www.uncut.net/dallas-buyers-club-review <p>Matthew McConaughey's career transformation continues apace...</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.net/dallas-buyers-club-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Film review Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:29:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 19806 at http://www.uncut.net First Look - Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in True Detective http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-matthew-mcconaughey-and-woody-harrelson-in-true-detective <p>If you were looking for a unifying thread running through HBO’s excellent new series, <strong>True Detective</strong>, then it might well be to do with faith: those who have it, those who don’t and those who may well be exploiting it for their own ends.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/truedetective280114w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-matthew-mcconaughey-and-woody-harrelson-in-true-detective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:59:39 +0000 Michael Bonner 19785 at http://www.uncut.net Revealed! The New Uncut! Ramones, Small Faces, Beck, Neil Young, The Beatles + The 50 Greatest American Punk Albums! http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/revealed-the-new-uncut-ramones-small-faces-beck-neil-young-the-beatles-the-0 <p>The new issue of Uncut arrives in UK shops this Friday – though subscribers should hopefully find their copies plonking through the letter box a day or two early. We celebrate 40 years of the <strong>Ramones</strong> with an extensive cover story by Peter Watts, who’s interviewed surviving band members as well as many of their co-conspirators, friends and peers. To compliment Peter’s terrific piece, we’ve compiled a list of the <strong>50 Greatest American Punk Albums</strong> (plus singles and compilations), from the pivotal years of 1975 to 1983.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/ramonescover230114w_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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/revealed-the-new-uncut-ramones-small-faces-beck-neil-young-the-beatles-the-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 19755 at http://www.uncut.net First Look - Brendan Gleeson in Calvary http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-brendan-gleeson-in-calvary <p>There’s a story about <strong>Brendan Gleeson</strong> meeting unsuccessfully with a Hollywood agent to discuss furthering his acting career overseas. This was in the mid-Nineties, and until then Gleeson had largely worked in television, mostly in his native Ireland, with only a handful of minor film roles to his credit. Admittedly, Gleeson had come late to acting: he’d been a secondary school teacher in Dublin before taking up acting full time in 1991 and was now in his early forties.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/240114calvaryw.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-brendan-gleeson-in-calvary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:13:56 +0000 Michael Bonner 19749 at http://www.uncut.net Inside Llewyn Davis http://www.uncut.net/inside-llewyn-davis-review <p>The Coens go folk...</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.net/inside-llewyn-davis-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Film review Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 19744 at http://www.uncut.net An interview with T Bone Burnett: "This music is the music that grew up out of the ground..." http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-t-bone-burnett-this-music-is-the-music-that-grew-up-out-of <p>I interviewed <strong>T Bone Burnett</strong> as part of a piece on <strong>Inside Llewyn Davis</strong>, the new Coen Brothers film, which ran in the issue of Uncut on sale in December. What was originally meant to be a brisk 10 minute chat about working with the Coens and the film's soundtrack evolved into a much longer conversation, the bulk of which, inevitably, I couldn't work into the feature. So I thought I'd post it here for anyone interested in reading T Bone's thoughts on the evolution of folk music, the music he was listening to when he was growing up, and of course his experiences working with the Coens. Other topics under discussion included the American Civil War, George Clooney and Bob Dylan...</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/tbone170114w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-t-bone-burnett-this-music-is-the-music-that-grew-up-out-of" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:54:35 +0000 Michael Bonner 19709 at http://www.uncut.net And the 2014 Oscar nominations are... http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/and-the-2014-oscar-nominations-are <p>It's awards time of year, folks. And here's the nominations in the key categories of this year's <strong>Oscars</strong>. I'm very pleased to see a lot of films we've supported over the last 12 months have received nominations - especially <strong>American Hustle</strong>, Nebraska (our 2013 Film of The Year), The Wolf Of Wall Street and Gravity.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/211213american-hustlew.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/and-the-2014-oscar-nominations-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:18:44 +0000 Michael Bonner 19702 at http://www.uncut.net Introducing… Lou Reed: The Ultimate Music Guide http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-lou-reed-the-ultimate-music-guide <p>After <strong>Lou Reed</strong> died on October 27 last year we began discussing how best we could commemorate the man and his tremendous body of work. The natural solution presented itself in the form of an Ultimate Music Guide.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/umgloureed140114w.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-lou-reed-the-ultimate-music-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:31:42 +0000 Michael Bonner 19690 at http://www.uncut.net 12 Years A Slave http://www.uncut.net/12-years-a-slave-review <p>In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery...</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.net/12-years-a-slave-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Film review Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:21:34 +0000 Michael Bonner 19673 at http://www.uncut.net 10 Essential Films For 2014 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/10-essential-films-for-2014 <p>2014 has already got off to a good start, I think, with <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/american-hustle-review" target="_blank">American Hustle</a> and Inside Llewyn Davis.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/monumentsmen080114w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/10-essential-films-for-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:37:38 +0000 Michael Bonner 19660 at http://www.uncut.net The View From Here: The 20 Best Albums Of 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-view-from-here-best-20-albums-of-2013 <p>Apologies - I've been a little late posting my <strong>Best Albums Of 2013</strong> list. In mitigation, at least I managed to post my <strong>Best Films Of 2013</strong> last week, which you can read <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/uncuts-best-films-of-2013" 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="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/bocsleeve300413w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-view-from-here-best-20-albums-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:54:02 +0000 Michael Bonner 19617 at http://www.uncut.net First Look - Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-martin-scorseses-the-wolf-of-wall-street <p>The bulk of the action takes place in retrospect, prominently soundtracked by music from that era. There’s a knowing narration from a central character who is attracted to an exhilarating lifestyle fuelled by crime, money and drugs. There is a terrible fall, and a redemption of sorts.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/181213wallstreetw.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-martin-scorseses-the-wolf-of-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:22:33 +0000 Michael Bonner 19601 at http://www.uncut.net Peter O'Toole: 1932 – 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/peter-otoole-1932-2013 <p>Early on in <strong>Lawrence Of Arabia</strong>, the head of the Arab bureau, Mr Dryden, calls Lawrence into his office and invites him to investigate the progress of the Arab Revolt against Constantinople and to appraise the strength of the Arab tribes.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/161213lawrencearabiaw.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/peter-otoole-1932-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:32:38 +0000 Michael Bonner 19590 at http://www.uncut.net Uncut's Best Films Of 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/uncuts-best-films-of-2013 <p>Oddly, perhaps, I've just signed off my film pages for the first issue of 2014. January is traditionally a strong month for releases, as the studios hit heavy for the big awards season push, all the same it looks like next year is off to a strong start with new releases from <strong>the Coen brothers</strong>, Steve McQueen and Spike Jonze.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/best-films-2013.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/uncuts-best-films-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:10:38 +0000 Michael Bonner 19585 at http://www.uncut.net Roddy Frame, London Theatre Royal Drury Lane, December 1, 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/roddy-frame-london-theatre-royal-drury-lane-december-1-2013 <p>There have been plenty of surprises and revelations in music during the last twelve months. Admittedly, perhaps not all of them have had the same impact as the sudden arrival of records by <strong>David Bowie</strong> or My Bloody Valentine; nevertheless, a Tweet on June 3 from Edwyn Collins’ label AED carried its own quietly momentous piece of breaking news. “A new @RoddyFrame record in the wind, on AED, early 2014. It’s a lovely thing, just wait til you hear it. Watch this space, popsters.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/031213roddyframew.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/roddy-frame-london-theatre-royal-drury-lane-december-1-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:05:40 +0000 Michael Bonner 19538 at http://www.uncut.net In praise of Bruce Dern in Nebraska http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/in-praise-of-bruce-dern-in-nebraska <p>Looking back on the ways in which Hollywood had changed since he started out as an actor, <strong>Bruce Dern</strong> told Uncut in 2004, “Where are the people? Where are the stories? That’s what the ‘70s was, and each of us who survived, those are the kind of movies we always wanted to make. And always will try and make. And whenever there’s one out there like that – look for us to be involved in it. I’m still trying to be a better actor. I’m still hoping I’m growing. Y’know, there’s no retirement. Shit, if you’re 80 play 80!”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/021213nebraskaw.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/in-praise-of-bruce-dern-in-nebraska" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:57:44 +0000 Michael Bonner 19534 at http://www.uncut.net Bob Dylan, London Royal Albert Hall, November 26, 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/bob-dylan-london-royal-albert-hall-november-26-2013 <p>“You Brits need an injection!” rages the Australian in the gents’ toilet.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/bobdylan240712w0.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/bob-dylan-london-royal-albert-hall-november-26-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:51:56 +0000 Michael Bonner 19520 at http://www.uncut.net "I don’t like strangeness!" An extensive interview with Kristin Hersh http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/i-don-t-like-strangeness-an-extensive-interview-with-kristin-hersh <p>I wrote a <strong>Throwing Muses</strong> feature for the November 2013 issue of Uncut, for which I spoke to all Muses past and present. The key interview, of course, was with <strong>Kristin Hersh</strong>, which ended up taking place over two lengthy sessions.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/throwingmuses221113w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/i-don-t-like-strangeness-an-extensive-interview-with-kristin-hersh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:20:40 +0000 Michael Bonner 19498 at http://www.uncut.net Wes Anderson presents... Castello Cavalcanti http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/wes-anderson-presents-castello-cavalcanti <p>Apologies for the brevity of this blog - we're on deadlines - but I thought I'd share this, a new seven minute short film from <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.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/prada2141113w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/wes-anderson-presents-castello-cavalcanti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:23:30 +0000 Michael Bonner 19455 at http://www.uncut.net The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Shoreditch Electric Light Station, November 9, 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-bbc-radiophonic-workshop-shoreditch-electric-light-station-november-9-2 <p>Last year, I <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/interview-peter-strickland-on-berberian-sound-studio" target="_blank">interviewed</a> the film director Peter Strickland about <strong>Berberian Sound Studio</strong>, his tribute to the Heath Robinson-style endeavours of analogue sound designers. Strickland and I chatted about the influences for his main character, a tweedy sound engineer called Gilderoy; Strickland mentioned pioneering figures like Adam Bohman, <strong>Vernon Elliott</strong> and Basil Kirchin.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/radiophonic121113w.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-bbc-radiophonic-workshop-shoreditch-electric-light-station-november-9-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:00:58 +0000 Michael Bonner 19441 at http://www.uncut.net First Look - Ridley Scott's The Counsellor http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-ridley-scotts-the-counsellor <p>There’s a scene in Cormac McCarthy's novel <strong>No Country For Old Men</strong>, where sheriff Ed Tom Bell and his deputy arrive at the site of a particularly grisly murder. “It’s a mess, ain’t it sheriff?” asks the deputy. Surveying the corpses and the wreck of a burned out SUV, Bell replies, “If it ain’t, it’ll do till a mess gets here.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/counsellor061113w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-ridley-scotts-the-counsellor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:26:48 +0000 Michael Bonner 19422 at http://www.uncut.net Parkland and the assassination of JFK http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/parkland-and-the-assassination-of-jfk <p>Celebrating anniversaries has, I guess, become second nature in the music industry now. A quick pass through the reviews pages in the last couple of issues of <strong>Uncut</strong> reveal anniversary reissues and special editions for Nirvana, Billy Bragg, Tears For Fears, R.E.M, Four Tet and Bob Marley.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/051113parklandw.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/parkland-and-the-assassination-of-jfk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:13:37 +0000 Michael Bonner 19418 at http://www.uncut.net First Look - Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-alfonso-cuar-ns-gravity <p><strong>Avatar</strong> has much to answer for. Blue-skinned aliens aside, <strong>James Cameron</strong>’s film was famously heralded (at least by the PR team) as the future of cinema – a digital epic to change the shape of the modern blockbuster.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/gravity041113w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-alfonso-cuar-ns-gravity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:24:23 +0000 Michael Bonner 19411 at http://www.uncut.net The new Uncut: Joni Mitchell, Robert Fripp, AC/DC, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, 50 greatest singer-songwriter albums and more! http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-new-uncut-joni-mitchell-robert-fripp-acdc-george-harrison-50-greatest-s <p>We’re all still reeling from the shocking news of <strong>Lou Reed</strong>’s <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/lou-reed-dies-aged-71-news" target="_blank">death</a> on Sunday. Reading through the <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/david-bowie-and-john-cale-lead-tributes-to-lou-reed-news" target="_blank">tributes</a> that have poured in over the last few days, the one that’s resonated most with me came from John Cale, who in his wise and moving testimonial to his old sparring partner, wrote: “we have the best of our fury laid out on vinyl, for the world to catch a glimpse”. We’ll be running out own full tribute to Lou in a future issue of Uncut.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/jonicover241013w.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-new-uncut-joni-mitchell-robert-fripp-acdc-george-harrison-50-greatest-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:37:09 +0000 Michael Bonner 19387 at http://www.uncut.net The Who: Townshend and Daltrey on Tommy, touring and their 50th anniversary http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-who-townshend-and-daltrey-on-tommy-touring-and-their-50th-anniversary <p>To Hammersmith, and the launch of <strong>The Who</strong>’s super deluxe edition of Tommy at Riverside Studios. Tonight, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are attending a special screening of Sensation – The Story Of The Who’s Tommy, a new documentary about the album due for broadcast this Friday [October 25].</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/thewho231013w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-who-townshend-and-daltrey-on-tommy-touring-and-their-50th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:37:58 +0000 Michael Bonner 19355 at http://www.uncut.net First Look - Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel <p>It got pretty busy here at the end of last week, what with <a href = "http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/morrissey-autobiography-the-uncut-review" target="_blank">one thing</a> or another, so forgive me for not getting round to writing about this earlier. ‘This’, of course, is the trailer for <strong>The Grand Budapest Hotel</strong>, the new film from Wes Anderson.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/first-look-wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:00:58 +0000 Michael Bonner 19344 at http://www.uncut.net Morrissey Autobiography: the Uncut review http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/morrissey-autobiography-the-uncut-review <p>There are many revelations in <strong>Morrissey</strong>’s Autobiography, but perhaps the most unexpected arrives on page 194. “While in Denver,” writes Morrissey, “Johnny [Marr] and I attend a concert by A-ha, whom we have met previously and whom we quite like.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/morrissey130913w1.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/morrissey-autobiography-the-uncut-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:38:05 +0000 Michael Bonner 19330 at http://www.uncut.net Crosby, Stills And Nash, London Royal Albert Hall, October 11, 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/crosby-stills-and-nash-london-royal-albert-hall-october-1-2013 <p>There are two attempts early on to get the audience to sing along: one works, one doesn’t. During “Military Madness”, <strong>Graham Nash</strong> tries unsuccessfully to encourage the audience to join in on his chant of “No more war”. A little while later, however, he’s got the entire Albert Hall singing cheerfully with him on “Our House”, which even leads to the first standing ovation of the night.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/csn121013w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/crosby-stills-and-nash-london-royal-albert-hall-october-1-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:24:36 +0000 Michael Bonner 19310 at http://www.uncut.net "And what of the true God?": The return of The Wicker Man http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-return-of-the-wicker-man <p><strong>The Wicker Man</strong>, the granddaddy of British cult horror movies celebrates its 40th anniversary with what we’re told is ‘The Final Cut’ making an appearance in cinemas this month before a Blu-ray and DVD release.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/wickerman071013w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-return-of-the-wicker-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:19:28 +0000 Michael Bonner 19289 at http://www.uncut.net Small Faces & Faces Ultimate Music Guide - in shops now! http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/small-faces-faces-ultimate-music-guide-in-shops-now <p>“We weren’t concerned with reputation then, and I’m not concerned with it now,” writes <strong>Ian McLagan</strong> in the introduction to our new Ultimate Music Guide. “If you’re thinking seriously about your career, you’re not having any fun, and that transfers to the audience.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/011013smallfacesw.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/small-faces-faces-ultimate-music-guide-in-shops-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:08:59 +0000 Michael Bonner 19272 at http://www.uncut.net Fleetwood Mac, London O2 Arena, September 27, 2013 http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/fleetwood-mac-london-o2-arena-september-27-2013 <p>“Life is good,” reflects Mick Fleetwood. We are over two hours into <strong>Fleetwood Mac</strong>’s third and final show at the O2, and it has fallen to Fleetwood to introduce his fellow bandmates on stage.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/09/fleetwoodmac270913w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/fleetwood-mac-london-o2-arena-september-27-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:51:00 +0000 Michael Bonner 19260 at http://www.uncut.net The new Uncut: Pink Floyd, the Replacements, the Waterboys, David Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, John Lydon, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire http://www.uncut.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-new-uncut-pink-floyd-the-replacements-the-waterboys-david-crosby-jimi-h <p>It’s a busy week here at <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/magazine/november-2013" target="_blank">Uncut</a>. Last night, John and I went to see <strong>Roy Harper</strong> play a predictably excellent show at Rough Trade East – you can read all about it on his blog <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/roy-harper-and-date-palms-reviewed-live-september-23-2013" target="_blank">here</a>. Tomorrow, I’m off to see <strong>Pixies </strong>at the Roundhouse and on Friday, it's <strong>Fleetwood Mac</strong> at the O2. Oh, and at some point there’s the final episode of <strong>Breaking Bad</strong> to watch...</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/09/floydcover240913w.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.net/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-new-uncut-pink-floyd-the-replacements-the-waterboys-david-crosby-jimi-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:23:07 +0000 Michael Bonner 19241 at http://www.uncut.net The Counselor by Cormac McCarthy http://www.uncut.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-counselor-by-cormac-mccarthy <p>The coverage in last weekend’s broadsheet arts pages of <strong>Cormac McCarthy</strong>’s new book was puzzling, to say the least: there wasn’t any. As you might expect, there were plenty of reviews of <strong>Thomas Pynchon</strong>’s Bleeding Edge, which was also released this week – The Times even ran with a preview/review of The Goldfish, Donna Tartt’s first novel in a decade, which isn’t published for another month. But, strangely, the publication of The Counselor by Cormac McCarthy passed by without comment.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/09/cormac200913w.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.net/blog/the-view-from-here/the-counselor-by-cormac-mccarthy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The View From Here Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:56:29 +0000 Michael Bonner 19224 at http://www.uncut.net