Film & DVD Reviews

Doctor Who: The Brain Of Morbius

Doctor Who: The Brain Of MorbiusTom Baker's second series of the TV sci-fi classic

Man On Wire

Man On WireFine reconstruction of Twin Towers high-wire jape

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

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"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014


Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of...