Film & DVD Reviews

Lou Reed - Berlin

Lou Reed - BerlinHis decadent rock opera, finally brought to stage and screen, 33 years after its original release

The Dark Knight - The Uncut Review!

The Dark Knight - The Uncut Review!Batman: back in the black

CSNY: DÉJÀ VU

CSNY: DÉJÀ VUThe concert film as political statement

City Of Men

City Of MenMelodramatic return to the favelas of Rio

Mad Men

Mad MenGlossy US TV series reflects the world of advertising, but fails to dazzle

The Sex Pistols:There'll Always Be An England

The Sex Pistols:There'll Always Be An EnglandJulien Temple captures last year's Brixton residency

The Visitor

The VisitorExcellent small comedy tackles the big subjects

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be BloodA fierce portrayal of the American oil rush

The Mist

The MistSuitably spooky Stephen King adaptation

Radiohead: The Best Of

Radiohead: The Best OfEnlightening visual history of an often-inscrutable band

Love: Love Story

Love: Love StoryA welcome - but patchy - portrait of Arthur Lee and his psych-pop alchemists

Peep Show: Season 5

Peep Show: Season 5Mitchell and Webb's grubby internal monologues continue to amuse

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible HulkEven Ed Norton can't save Marvel's latest formulaic comic movie

The Escapist

The EscapistBrian Cox locks down atmospheric prison drama

In Search Of A Midnight Kiss

In Search Of A Midnight KissA no-budget take on what happens to two lonely strangers in Los Angeles

Teeth

TeethSmart, twisted satire bites into taboos

Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby GoneThoughtful, twisting, talent-heavy thriller of child abduction...from Ben Affleck?

Let's Get Lost

Let's Get LostThis biopic of the doomed trumpeter and baby-voiced crooner Chet Baker

Cassandra's Dream

Cassandra's DreamTruly dire cockney sibling drama with Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell

Major Dundee - The Restored Cut

Major Dundee - The Restored CutHeston headlines Peckinpah's 'lost-masterpiece', now restored to near glory

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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,”...