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A Perfect World

With director Eastwood Oscar-hot from Unforgiven and star Costner hit-hot from The Bodyguard and...

La Peau Douce

Sandwiched, chronologically, in between Jules Et Jim (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1964), La Peau...

Best Shot

Dennis Hopper got an Oscar for his supporting role to Gene Hackman's high-school basketball coach...

Of Mice And Men

Gary Sinise directs John Steinbeck's fatalistic Depression-era fable of friendship and sacrifice...

Novocaine

Steve Martin is dentist Robert Sangster trapped in a too safe relationship with his hygienist (...

A Time For Drunken Horses

Bahman Ghobadi's gruelling account of Kurdish hardships on the Iran/Iraq border has none of the...

Europa Europa

When, in '91, this wasn't nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, nearly every living German...

Festen

Thomas Vinterberg christened the Dogme genre with immense style in this 1998 Danish classic with...

God Save Our Mad Parade

The sex pistols have become as much of a great British institution as the ones they so chaotically...

We Are Skint

Thought deceased, big beat is in fact set to be the new ska—resurrected every few years by...

The Studio One Story

The history of Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's legendary Jamaican studio is told through interviews,...

John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band-Sweet Toronto

Another dusting-off for the Plastic Ono Band, playing for peace and headlining over Bo Diddley,...

Beastie Boys

The rap trio who defined cool in the '90s for want-not-to-be-middle-class white boys have probably...

In an ideal world, Blondie would have existed only on video. The golden Deborah, adored by the...

Marion And Geoff Series One

Tight script and fantastic acting from Rob Brydon, but what is the actual point of this much lauded...

Paul Weller—Two Classic Performances

Comprising this summer's Hyde Park concert (a rocking preview of the Illumination album that...

I'm Alan Partridge

More personal than Knowing Me, Knowing You and sharper than the series just broadcast, this...

The Sacrifice

Retired actor Alexander (Erland Josephson) is celebrating his birthday with friends and family when...

It's A Wonderful Life—Collector's Edition

Frank Capra's festive classic is one of those rare standards which not only lives up to its rep but...

The Tuxedo

Jackie Chan does James Bond

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On the morning of July 29, 1966 Bob Dylan became distracted while out riding his Triumph motorbike. Writing about the incident later in Chronicles Volume 1, Dylan rather gnomically recalled, “I had been in a motorcycle accident and I’d been hurt, but I recovered.” Of course,...