Film & DVD Reviews

The Importance Of Being Earnest

A polite, prissy take on Wilde which seems to think he wrote for children. Rupert Everett and Colin...

Northern Plights

Compelling Alaskan chiller from Memento director deserves reappraisal

Koyaanisqatsi - Powaqqatsi (Box Set)

Koyaanisqatsi is arguably the best stoner movie of all time, although Godfrey Reggio probably didn'...

Crystal Voyager

A cult favourite back when our people were fair and had stars in their hair, this addled 1974...

Gohatto

Set at the death of the samurai age, Japanese master Nagisa Oshima's first feature in 13 years...

The Vikings

Enduringly popular epic, directed with vigorous panache by Richard Fleischer. Kirk Douglas and Tony...

Trees Lounge

Steve Buscemi's 1996 writing/directing debut, by turns subtly hilarious and desperately sad, is a...

Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Watch Mr Bowie's greatest creation take his curtain call

Peter Cook—A Post-Humorous Tribute

Screened on TV last Christmas, this celebrity fundraiser for the Peter Cook Foundation features a...

The Three Musketeers - The Four Musketeers

Dick Lester's faithful two-part version of Dumas' adventure tale has truly imaginative action...

Shampoo

Hal Ashby's deceptively sunny direction of Robert Towne and Warren Beatty's sex-comedy screenplay...

Persona

Rerun of Swedish master's harrowing '60s classic

Far From Heaven

Critic-charming, visually sumptuous tribute to the work of Sirk

L'Homme Du Train

Slo-mo drama starring ageing French heartthrob

Jiyan

Topical Kurdish-American tales of pain and friendship

Elling

Spacey favourite has plenty of low-key charm

Hell Is For Heroes

Marvel strikes cinematic gold again with dark and exuberant superhero blockbuster No 3

Screwed Up

Bret Easton Ellis' cult novel filmed by former Tarantino collaborator

Fogbound

Dark secrets exposed in intense three-hander

Le Fils (The Son)

Raw, rigorous yet transcendent social realism

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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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