Film & DVD Reviews

Time Of Favor

Intense Israeli thriller merging politics, religion and thwarted romance in which Rabbi Meltzer (...

Jack The Ripper Special Edition

TV mini series from 1988 directed by David (The Sweeney) Wickes and starring Michael Caine as the...

My Little Eye

Not as astute or ambitious a satire of "reality TV" as Series 7: The Contenders, but Marc Evans'...

Hidden Agenda

Set during the Ulster 'Troubles', Hidden Agenda begins admirably enough with director Ken Loach's...

Rishtey

A pretty convoluted and derivative 2002 Bollywood outing, ranging over several years and telling...

The Pink Floyd And Syd Barrett Story

He hasn't made a record since 1970, but the Syd Barrett legend continues to grow. Narrated by...

The Osbournes—Series One

Sharon Osbourne, reviewing Series One, sighs wistfully to her son: "I wish it was back then, Jack...

Brian Wilson—On Tour - The Beach Boys—Live At Knebworth 1980

Knebworth 1980 is the last time all six Beach Boys appeared together in the UK. Brian is now a...

The Beatles—Anthology

The crowning glory of the Anthology project, this DVD box set features the 10 hours of footage...

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

A former Uncut film of the month, shamefully under-promoted by the British film industry....

Satyricon

"The Beatles tours were like Fellini's Satyricon," John Lennon once remarked, and seeing the...

Romeo And Juliet

When compared to Baz Luhrmann's hysterical synapse-splitting kitsch, there's something strangely...

The Apu Trilogy

Satyajit Ray's superb 1955 debut Pather Panchali is released here as a three-disc package,...

The Centre Of The World

It's close to implausible that this graphic vignette about a computer geek falling foolishly for a...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

A massive worldwide hit, Nia Vardalos' no-budget romp must be something special, right? Well, nope...

Roman Holiday

You could argue a case for Funny Face or Breakfast At Tiffany's, but this William Wyler rom-com...

Baise-Moi

Described by its proto-feminist French director Virginie Despentes as an attempt "to seize woman's...

Mr Deeds Goes To Town

Much-emulated screwball comedy, directed by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper as the...

Bad Company

Slick odd-couple blockbuster which sees secret service grandee Anthony Hopkins forced to team up...

Jabberwocky

Terry Gilliam's solo directorial debut. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem, like Python's Holy Grail...

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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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