Film & DVD Reviews

Rishtey

A pretty convoluted and derivative 2002 Bollywood outing, ranging over several years and telling...

The Pink Floyd And Syd Barrett Story

He hasn't made a record since 1970, but the Syd Barrett legend continues to grow. Narrated by...

The Osbournes—Series One

Sharon Osbourne, reviewing Series One, sighs wistfully to her son: "I wish it was back then, Jack...

Brian Wilson—On Tour - The Beach Boys—Live At Knebworth 1980

Knebworth 1980 is the last time all six Beach Boys appeared together in the UK. Brian is now a...

The Beatles—Anthology

The crowning glory of the Anthology project, this DVD box set features the 10 hours of footage...

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

A former Uncut film of the month, shamefully under-promoted by the British film industry....

Satyricon

"The Beatles tours were like Fellini's Satyricon," John Lennon once remarked, and seeing the...

Romeo And Juliet

When compared to Baz Luhrmann's hysterical synapse-splitting kitsch, there's something strangely...

The Apu Trilogy

Satyajit Ray's superb 1955 debut Pather Panchali is released here as a three-disc package,...

The Centre Of The World

It's close to implausible that this graphic vignette about a computer geek falling foolishly for a...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

A massive worldwide hit, Nia Vardalos' no-budget romp must be something special, right? Well, nope...

Roman Holiday

You could argue a case for Funny Face or Breakfast At Tiffany's, but this William Wyler rom-com...

Baise-Moi

Described by its proto-feminist French director Virginie Despentes as an attempt "to seize woman's...

Mr Deeds Goes To Town

Much-emulated screwball comedy, directed by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper as the...

Bad Company

Slick odd-couple blockbuster which sees secret service grandee Anthony Hopkins forced to team up...

Jabberwocky

Terry Gilliam's solo directorial debut. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem, like Python's Holy Grail...

Manhattan Murder Mystery

We tend to damn Woody Allen's lighter comedies as 'just' comedies: if anyone else had come up with...

The Fourth Man

Paul Verhoeven's last pre-Hollywood film (from 1983) is a minor classic. Depressed alcoholic writer...

You Can't Take It With You

This 1938 Frank Capra outing may have won an Oscar but its tale of the son of a wealthy family (...

The Girl From Paris

Echoes of Jean De Florette only add to the charm of Christian Carion's bucolic visit to the Alpine...

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The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...