Film & DVD Reviews

Villa Des Roses

Belgian director Frank Van Passel's handsome Euro-pudding adaptation of a novel by Flemish writer...

Chance Encounter

Sellers heads for the White House in perhaps his finest screen performance

The Guru

Typically inane British comedy which reduces centuries of Asian culture to a Carry On joke. Jimi...

The Driller Killer

Abel Ferrara's 1979 directorial debut achieved notoriety as a video nasty, but those seeking gore...

The Last Supper

Initially promising black comedy, acidly penned by Dan (Dead Man's Curve) Rosen, which follows a...

Murder By Numbers

Sandra Bullock got little credit for branching out as a gum-chewing, neurotic hardcase in this...

Bugsy Malone

Leaving aside the Paul Williams soundtrack and Jodie Foster's performance (which aren't bad), Alan...

Married To The Mob

Two years before GoodFellas, Jonathan Demme nailed the comical backstage soap opera element of...

O

Despite the presence of the hapless Josh Hartnett, Tim Blake Nelson (him from O Brother, Where Art...

Windtalkers

Action emperor John Woo raises hell in the Pacific for this noisy WWII epic, which is grounded in...

Pollock

Years of Ed Harris' life went into realising this biopic of action painter Jackson Pollock. As...

Horror Roundup

American thriller writer Peter Neal (Tony Franciosa) arrives in Rome to publicise his latest novel...

Sleeper Hit

It's tempting to see Pedro Almodóvar's career as one steady progression from early Warholian...

Waking Life

Richard Linklater takes the po-faced monologues of Slacker up a level with this extraordinary,...

Easy Does It

All 10 hours of US television's WWII epic in a box set

The Prisoner 35th Anniversary Companion

On this "Special Edition" DVD you get a wealth of biographical information and visual material, as...

Nico—An Underground Experience - Heroine

By the early-to-mid '80s, Nico was holed up in Manchester on the comeback trail junkie habit in tow...

Suede—Introducing The Band

A document of their 1994 Dog Man Star tour, this captures Suede just about surviving the notorious...

Big Beach Boutique II

The first gig since Castlemorton to make front-page news, Fatboy Slim's massively over-attended...

Pulp—Hits

Pulp's early-'90s videos for "Babies" and "Lipgloss" perfectly capture that periods new optimism,...

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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...