Film & DVD Reviews

Don't Say A Word

Brazenly preposterous Manhattan thriller follows clinical psychologist Michael Douglas as he tries...

Stamp Of Approval

A stand-out hit among the current new wave of globally fê ted Latin American features, Fabi...

Shots In The Dark

Clint Eastwood's classic final word on the western genre

Cary On Charming

Three Hollywood favourites starring the silver-tongued man of style

The Son's Room

Nanni Moretti's Cannes-winner is restrained and moving, with the Italian writer/director forsaking...

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...

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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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