Film & DVD Reviews

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryIntermittently funny but misfiring piss-take of the music biopic by writer of The 40-Year Old Virgin

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 DaysSkillful thriller about backstreet abortion in Romania

Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson's WarOne man's Cold War crusade, rephrased as a crackpot comedy with Tom Hanks

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Before The Devil Knows You're DeadYouthful crime tragedy from the 83-year old Sidney Lumet

I'm Not There

I'm Not ThereThe many sides of Bob Dylan: provocatively, brillinatly imagined

Youth Without Youth

Youth Without YouthFlailing 'tapestry of illusion' from one of modern cinema's godfathers; Francis Ford Coppola

We Own The Night

We Own The NightSubversive gangster thriller; suitably dark. Stars Joaquin Phoenix

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

Invasion Of The Body SnatchersDon Siegel's timeless classic of paranoid sci-fi

The Sopranos - Series 6 Part 2

The Sopranos - Series 6 Part 2The last episodes of the greatest drama series ever made

Help!

Help!Fab four’s spy farce; restored, but still flimsy

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert FordBrad Pitt helps debunk the myth of the Wild West’s ‘Robin Hood’

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling LimitedThree brothers. On a train. In India..

Rescue Dawn

Rescue DawnHerzog's 'mainstream' jungle drama gets mixed results

American Gangster

American GangsterTrue New York crime story well told by Ridley Scott

Into The Wild

Into The WildSean Penn’s Great American Epic: nature boy rejects society

Planet Terror

Planet TerrorRodriguez’s zombiefest stands alone outside Grindhouse

In The Shadow Of The Moon

In The Shadow Of The MoonExcellent doc concerning Apollo 13 space programme

Sicko

SickoMichael Moore takes a scalpel to the US healthcare system

Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me Down

Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me DownHigh-concept but candid doc of the Manc lads’ 2005 world tour

Eastern Promises

Eastern PromisesCronenberg's hynotically violent mob movie

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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,”...