Film & DVD Reviews

The Virgin Spring

More convincingly medieval than his breakthrough film The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring is a dark...

Roberto Succo

French study of a true-life serial killer who habitually robbed, kidnapped and killed in the south...

Monster's Ball

Halle Berry's blubbing Oscar win shouldn't obscure the fact that this is a brave, harrowing film,...

John Q

This'll be the one Denzel didn't win the Oscar for. His factory-worker Everyman holds up a hospital...

Natural Born Killers: Director's Cut

Oliver Stone in mind-fuck overdrive. Seven years after it provoked the most hysterical reactions to...

The Wash

Hip hop's finest double-act, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, pay loose, improvisational homage to the 1976...

Blade Runner Special Edition Deluxe Box Set

Whoo hoo! Ridley Scott's timeless sci-fi noir classic gets handsomely packaged in an impressive box...

Men In Black

Reissued as part of the Superbit series, Barry Sonnenfeld's witty and energetic spoof fields a...

Serpico

One of the great Sidney Lumet's thoroughly hypnotic New York movies, where you can smell the sweat...

Zulu

Remembered now as Michael Caine's debut, playing a posh officer opposite Stanley Baker, Cy Endfield...

Child's Play

Truffaut's genre-defining masterpiece of childhood alienation

Urban Cowboy

John Travolta begins his '80s career slide as Bud Davis, a hick who migrates to Houston, falls for...

Kissing Jessica Stein

Unconventional, witty rom-com chooses its inspirations carefully in Woody Allen and Seinfeld....

Trading Places

Much-imitated life-swapping comedy from '83, back when John Landis was a hot name. Street chancer...

Summer With Monika

Early Ingmar Bergman investigation of the problems of young love in which a romantic summer idyll...

Resident Evil

After a biological warfare research lab goes tits up when a virus gets loose, plucky security guard...

Singin' In The Rain—Special Edition

If not, as it's perennially voted, one of the 10 greatest films ever made, 1952's Singin' In The...

Dogtown And Z-Boys

Fascinating, propulsive, inside-out account of southern Santa Monica's badboy "Dogtown"...

Rollerball

Die Hard director John McTiernan remakes the '70s extreme-sports classic with a sledgehammer where...

Austin Powers In Goldmember

Third time around for Mike Myers' sweaty secret agent send-up, and the scattergun approach means...

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Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."


Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...