Film & DVD Reviews

Johnny Cash—The Man, His World, His Music

First issued on video in 1985, this is a fully absorbing, occasionally revealing insight into the...

The Essential Clash

The Clash imploded just as promo videos became the norm, which is a shame, as their "Rock The...

Led Zeppelin

Directed by Jimmy Page, it took a year of intensive research to assemble this five-and-a-half-hour...

Passport To Pimlico

Sterling 1949 comedy from the Ealing stable, directed by Henry Cornelius (Genevieve) and featuring...

Ma Femme Est Une Actrice

A labour of love—or perhaps of jealousy—for writer/director Yvan Attal, who stars in...

Super Troopers

The first screen outing for a post-collegiate comedy team calling themselves Broken Lizard, Super...

The Deli

John Andrew Gallagher's shambling 1997 comedy about an Italian-American storekeeper (Mike Starr)...

Hijack Stories

South African director Oliver Schmitz revisits the same territory as his angry anti-apartheid...

Hobson's Choice The Sound Barrier

A double header, featuring two of David Lean's finest directorial efforts. Hobson's Choice (1954)...

Betrayed

When Fed Debra Winger goes undercover in the rural Midwest to investigate a bunch of white...

28 Days Later

Though it didn't burn up the box office during its theatrical release, Danny Boyle's jittery zombie...

Dazed And Confused

Richard Linklater's emotionally ambivalent high school homage is a cutting riposte to the rosy teen...

Monty Python Box Set

Collecting all four Python movies. And Now For Something Completely Different was a 'greatest hits...

Fellini's Roma

Released in 1972, Federico Fellini's extended love letter to his adopted home city is less of a...

Road Rage

David Lynch's relentless 1990 rush of highway madness remains a precious gem

Novocaine

Steve Martin darkens his usual screwball comic persona for Novocaine, playing a suburban dentist...

Anita And Me

Director Metin Hüseyin's breezy adaptation of Meera Syal's terrific fictionalised memoir about...

Romeo Is Bleeding

Gary Oldman, miscast but blowing hard in Peter Medak's 1993 thriller, is a sleazy cop who takes...

To Kill A King

Dubious English Civil War saga

The Actors

Daft knockabout comedy of theatrical rogues

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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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