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Stigmata – film review"
Stigmata (1999) Director: Rupert Wainwright Cast: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce Run time: 102 minutes Format: Dual Format Out now 7/10 Jamie Havlin examines a supernatural horror film that proved controversial due to its religious content. Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne), one the Vatican’s top investigators into miracles, visits a church in Belo Quinto […]
Nĭhăo Hamtaï: Magma, first Chinese tour – Film Review"
Magma just finished a short UK tour by a three day residency at Shoreditch’s Cafe Oto. This provided the ideal tie in for The Doc’N’Roll Film Festival to present a screening of the recently released documentary about the band’s first Chinese tour in 2015. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews. After releasing their latest studio LP […]
Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory – film review"
Paths of Glory (1957) Director: Stanley Kubrick Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Ralph Meeker Format: Blu-ray Run time: 88 minutes Out 19. Sept 2016 10/10 Jamie Havlin examines the first significant commercial success from visionary American director Stanley Kubrick. The film opens in France in 1916, in a spacious room of a grand […]
Alexander Oey: The Sound Of Progress – DVD review"
Alexander Oey: The Sound of Progress (Cold Spring) DVD Available now! 8/10 Reissue of classic documentary focusing on a vital sub-culture that blossomed in the mid-late eighties. Simon Tucker reviews: Made in 1988 and focusing on for artists (Coil, Current 93, Foetus, Test Dept.) The Sound of Progress finally gets the DVD reissue treatment. Restored […]
Five Reasons To Love Pedro Almodovar"
As part of an occasional series on why I love certain directors so much, I’m going to start with Pedro Almodovar, following on from his recent season and celebration at the BFI which occurred to launch his latest critically acclaimed film “Julieta.” 1. HE’S CINEMA’S ULTIMATE GENDER DECONSTRUCTOR Key Film: All About My Mother, 1999 Writing […]