Film & DVD Reviews

Blackthorn

BlackthornSam Shepard himself takes a rare lead in Blackthorn, which expands on the theories that Butch...

Avengers Assemble

Avengers AssembleSuperior superhero mash up...

Braquo

BraquoRelentlessly violent French cop thriller...

This Must Be The Place

This Must Be The PlacePaolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place muses on the existence of a fictional rock star. This is...

The Kid With A Bike

The Kid With A BikeBelgian superstar filmmaker brothers gonna work it out...

Into The Abyss

Into The AbyssWerner Herzog's chilling Death Row doc...

Wild Bill

Wild BillGritty comedy-drama set in the mean streets of sarf-east London...

The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesKilling in the name of light entertainment. Hollywood's latest franchise begins...

The Devils

The DevilsKen Russell's controversial classic, restored to its original glory...

Rolling Thunder

Rolling ThunderPaul Schrader’s long unavailable ‘70s Viet vet revenge thriller now on DVD...

Game Of Thrones Series 1

Game Of Thrones Series 1It may inhabit a fantasy world far away, but HBO’s epic saga stalks familiar territory...

Rampart

RampartGritty police drama from James Ellroy...

Carnage

CarnageRoman Polanski's latest

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May MarlenePsychological, cult-escapee drama...

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool Place

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool PlaceThe birth of the hippy dream, caught on camera...

Young Adult

Young AdultPitch black comedy from the team behind Juno...

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk EmpireHBO's handsome, if flawed, Prohibition era crime drama...

The Descendants

The DescendantsOscar nominated George Clooney leads funny, sophisticated drama...

Coriolanus

CoriolanusShakespeare tragedy gets aggressive Balkan makeover...

Shame

ShameDirected by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan When the Manhattan branch of...

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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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