Film & DVD Reviews

Big Beach Boutique II

The first gig since Castlemorton to make front-page news, Fatboy Slim's massively over-attended...

Pulp—Hits

Pulp's early-'90s videos for "Babies" and "Lipgloss" perfectly capture that periods new optimism,...

My Wrongs #8245-8249 And 117

Comedy terrorist Chris Morris writes and directs this extended riff on what could have been one of...

Dog Days

Set in and around a half-built rubble-strewn suburb of nowhere Vienna, pounded by summer sunstroke...

New Order—511

Why 511? Because, on June 2, 2002, New Order performed in front of 10,000 rain-lashed revellers at...

Atmospheric 1967 Norman Jewison thriller, and its weaker 1970 sequel from Gordon Douglas. The first...

Culloden - The War Game

Director Peter Watkins' mid-1960s work for the BBC still shines. Culloden recreated the famous...

Love Liza

Seymour Hoffman tour de force as grieving loner

Japón

Slow-burning but majestic Mexican drama

Death In Venice

Re-release of 1971 Visconti classic

The Banger Sisters

Almost Famous meets Thelma & Louise

Moonlight Mile

Superbly acted drama gathers no moss

Strange Daze

Quirky, trippy rom-com from Magnolia/Boogie Nights director

Satellite Of Love

Soderbergh does sci-fi; Clooney does soul-searching

A Revenger's Tragedy

Scousepunk reworking of classic revenge tale

Live Forever

Spurious but amusing documentary about Britpop

Analyze That

Bobby and Billy return in flat sequel

Irréversible

DIRECTED BY Gaspar Noé STARRING Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Albert Dupontel Opened...

The Magdalene Sisters

DIRECTED BY Peter Mullan STARRING Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Anne-Marie Duff Opens February 21...

The Hours

Three female big-hitters go on an Oscar hunt

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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...