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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 […]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: One More Time With Feeling – film review"
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: One More Time With Feeling (Iconoclast, Pulse Films) Dir: Andrew Dominik 10/10 Last night (8th September) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds premiered in cinemas across the globe ahead of the release of Skeleton Key (review of which will be published soon). Part performance-based concept film, part documentary, One […]
Sweet Bean – film review"
Sweet Bean (2015) Director: Naomi Kawase Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Kirin Kiki, Kyara Uchida, Language: Japanese Format: Dual format Runtime: 113 minutes Out: 22 Aug 2016 9/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at a Japanese film that opened the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Based on the novel by Durian […]
Luchino Visconti’s Conversation Piece – film review"
Conversation Piece (1974) Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano Language: Italian / English Runtime: 120 minutes Format: Dual-format Out Now 8/10 Louder Than War’s Jamie Havlin reviews a late period film from the giant of Italian cinema, Luchino Visconti. It’s the middle of the 1970s, a time in Italy (and elsewhere) […]