Film & DVD Reviews

Army Of Darkness

The 'medieval dead' conclusion to Sam Raimi's legendary trilogy is more action/comedy than horror,...

Hollywood Ending

Movie industry satire based on Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Minority Report

In 2054 murder is obsolete thanks to Precrime, whose precognitive psychics enable police to arrest...

Ordinary People

Multiple Oscar-winner (beating out Scorsese's Raging Bull) from 1980, directed calmly (and, for...

Time Out

Highly absorbing film about respectable family man Vincent (Aurelien Recoing) who, after losing his...

A Taste Of Honey

Tony Richardson's 1961 take on Shelagh Delaney's kitchen-sink drama of schoolgirl pregnancy is a...

40 Days & 40 Nights

Josh Hartnett again displays his unerring knack for atrocious career choices in this low-brow,...

Desperado

Part of Columbia's new and improved Superbit series, this immaculate version of Robert Rodriguez's...

Ed Wood

Tim Burton's splendid tribute to hapless director Wood, whose incompetence has become part of movie...

Back To The Future Trilogy Box Set

Time-travellers Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd shunt between the 1950s, the future and the old...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee's soulful swordfest is out on visually refined Superbit release with wispy hair shots and...

The Caretaker

Clive Donner's 1963 version of Harold Pinter's debut is a faithful, relatively unaltered record of...

Sound And Vision

Definitive collection of Thin White Duke's pop videos

Manic Street Preachers—Forever Delayed

While serving as a complete visual history of the Manics from their early days as glammed-up rock'n...

Monday Morning

Dull mid-life crisis yarn

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Serpents, spiders and a decent script add up to a spellbinding sequel

Chicago

Dynamic version of the Fosse/Ebb/Kander musical

11'09"01—September 11

Eleven short films about 9/11 from 11 directors, including Sean Penn and Ken Loach

The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

Underrated Billy Wilder movie revived at the NFT

London Underground

Dangerous Liaisons director cuts through to the capital's underbelly

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Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."


Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...