Film & DVD Reviews

Portlandia Seasons 1 & 2

Portlandia Seasons 1 & 2US show takes affectionate aim at alt.culture...

Blood On Satan's Claw

Blood On Satan's ClawRevitalising re-release for classic 70's horror...

Frances Ha

Frances HaNoah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig chronicle the life of an East coast intellectual struggling to stay...

Wadjda

WadjdaWadjda is the first full-length feature film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, a conservative...

The Bling Ring

The Bling RingSofia Coppola's satire on celebrity obsession...

Before Midnight

Before MidnightBefore Midnight is the third in Richard Linklater’s intermittent catch-ups with Jesse and Celine,...

Man Of Steel

Man Of Steel"Release the World Engine!"

Behind The Candelabra

Behind The CandelabraBehind The Candelabra reminds me a little of a Scorsese film, with Michael Douglas’ toupe in...

Made Of Stone

Made Of StoneThis isn't the one...

The Hangover Part III

The Hangover Part IIITired final act of lucrative gross-out franchise...

The Great Gatsby

The Great GatsbyThe cover story of this month’s Vanity Fair paints a disturbing picture of a major Hollywood movie...

Beware Of Mr Baker

Beware Of Mr BakerEntertaining documentary about the notoriously cantankerous drummer...

I'm So Excited!

I'm So Excited!Pedro Almodovar's latest: high altitude, high camp comedy...

The Look Of Love

The Look Of LoveA collaboration between filmmaker Michael Winterbottom and star Steve Coogan, where a lad from the...

Good Vibrations

Good VibrationsThere already exists a hefty body of work documenting the adventures of record label bosses from...

Reincarnated

ReincarnatedSnoop Dogg goes reggae; gets stoned...

Stoker

StokerHollywood has never quite known what to do with Park Chan-wook. On the face of it, a director of...

Hitchcock

HitchcockHitchcock arrives, rather inconveniently, two months after the superior BBC/HBO co-production The...

Flight

FlightWith Flight, director Robert Zemeckis has made a solid, unshowy character drama, the kind of film...

Lincoln

LincolnLincoln begins with the Battle of Jenkin’s Ferry in Arkansas in April, 1864, at the height of the...

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Editor's Letter

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015


This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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