Film & DVD Reviews

Nostalgia

Oblique, arcane and infuriatingly sluggish, even by Tarkovsky's standards (makes Andrei Rublyov...

Shakti—The Power

Run-of-the-mill contemporary Bollywood fare—a riot of colour, violence, heavy-duty...

X-Men 1.5

Bryan Singer's faithful take on Marvel's merry mutants is probably the best superhero movie to date...

Strange Journey

Jarmusch, Buscemi and Strummer veer off the beaten tracks with Elvis

Will Penny

Magisterial, tough-hearted 1967 western from writer/director Tom Gries. Charlton Heston is a...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Special Edition

If Easy Rider spelled the end of the hippie dream, then Chainsaw provided the full-blown nightmare...

He Loves Me, He Loves He Not

Audrey Tautou's wide-eyed, innocent expressions are subverted cleverly in this Gallic romance-...

Insomnia

Stylish Norwegian thriller, remade last year by Christopher Nolan, whose version is almost eerily...

Trouble In The Heartland

Legendary director's bleak early classic continues to gain respect

Roundup

There are no headless bats in Black Sabbath—Never Say Die SANCTUARY and Ozzy doesn't even...

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Tom Stoppard directs this 1990 screen version of his ingenious 1967 play about two supporting...

Lawless Heart

The much-praised Hunter-Hunsinger debut was one of last year's best Britflicks, boasting deft...

American Gun

James Coburn's last film is a well-meaning but hardly unforgettable drama about a father's search...

A Private Function

Brilliant comedy about snobbery and class, set in 1947: with food rationing (and the black market)...

Platform

A monumental 150-minute attempt at tracking China's cultural transition from Mao-ish uniformity to...

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Arguably the two most powerful kitchen-sink dramas of the early '60s were both adapted from the...

The Stunt Man

"If God could do the tricks that we can do, he'd be a happy man," declares megalomaniacal film...

Goin' South

Jack Nicholson's second film as director, an anarchic western, with Jack's filthy outlaw saved from...

Clown Jewels

Tragi-comic genius' big-screen outings are period treats

C'était Un Rendezvous

This cult item came about in 1976 when Claude LeLouch fastened a camera to the bumper of a Ferrari...

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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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