23 Skidoo

Singles and rarities collections from pioneering punk funksters

Axe Factor

Fabulous neo-MBV guitarfest from happening Berlin electronica label

Street Hassle

Stylishly brutal thriller sees the bullets fly in the Brazilian ghetto

Ed Wood

Tim Burton's splendid tribute to hapless director Wood, whose incompetence has become part of movie legend. Johnny Depp as Wood looks entirely fetching in a variety of angora sweaters, and…

Austin Powers In Goldmember

Third time around for Mike Myers' sweaty secret agent send-up, and the scattergun approach means two flat jokes for every live one. Still, he knocks down your resistance through sheer…

Roberto Succo

French study of a true-life serial killer who habitually robbed, kidnapped and killed in the south of France during the 1980s. Stefano Cassetti brilliantly captures the unhinged Succo, and there's…

Some Kind Of Wonderful

Poor boy chases rich girl in John Hughes' 1987 teen romance. Essentially, the story's gender roles are reversed from his previous hit, Pretty In Pink, but without the fresh conviction.…

American and African stars combine to pay tribute to the late Fela Kuti

Kinky

From Monterey, Mexico, Kinky's extraordinary debut album was recently shortlisted for the American equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize, and it's easy to hear why. The quartet mix funk, house,…

Power To The People

Eighth album from rap renegades is a 21-track jumble of new tracks, live performances and fan remixes

Affecting nu-folk debut from Liverpudlian Lin Sangster