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Made in Hong Kong – film review

Made in Hong Kong (1997) Director: Fruit ChanCast: Sam Lee, Yim Hui-Chi, Wenders Li Running time: 108 minutes Language: Cantonese (with optional English subtitles) Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 21st...

Tokyo Story – film review

Tokyo Story (1953) Director: Yasujirō Ozu Cast: Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi, Mieko Takamine Language: Japanese (with optional English subtitles) Run time: 136 minutes Format: Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) Release...

Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain – film review

Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983) Director: Tsui Hark Cast: Yuen Biao, Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin, Sammo Hung Run Time: 98 minutes Language: Cantonese (with optional English...

Kwaidan – film review

Kwaidan (1964) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Cast: Rentarō Mikuni, Keiko Kishi, Kazuo Nakamura Run time: 183 mins Format: Blu-ray Language: Japanese (with optional English subtitles) Release Date: 27 April 2020 Jamie Havlin...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962) – film review

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell Runtime: 170 mins Format: Dual format Release date: 16th March 2020 Jamie...

Sunday Bloody Sunday – film review

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) Director: John Schlesinger Cast: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head Runtime: 110 mins Cert: 15 Blu-ray release: 16 March 2020 Jamie Havlin gives his opinion on...

Raining in the Mountain – film review

Raining in the Mountain (1979) Director: King Hu Cast: Feng Hsu, Sun Yueh, Shih Chun Run time: 121 minutes Format: Dual Format (Blu-ray and DVD) Language: Mandarin with optional...

Scandal – film review

Scandal (1989) Director: Michael Caton-Jones Cast: Joanne Whalley, John Hurt, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen Run time: 115 mins Format: Dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) Release date: 24 February 2020...

Jojo Rabbit – film review

Jojo Rabbit is the Holocaust comedy that combines hilarity and sentiment in equal measure. Tim Cooper acclaims the film that's the talk of awards season.

Queen & Slim – Film Review

Queen & Slim (2019) Dir. Melina Matsoukis Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Flea Running time: 132 minutes Cert: 15 Release date: Out at HOME, Manchester and on...

Bliss – film review

Bliss (2019) Director: Joe Begos Cast: Dora Madison, Tru Collins Run time: 80 minutes Format: Blu-ray Out: 10th February 2020 8/10 Jamie Havlin assesses Bliss, the disorienting and disturbing third feature...

The Lighthouse – film review

  The Lighthouse (2019) Dir: Robert Eggers Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes Showing at HOME, Manchester and on general release from 31 Jan Two men...




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Mark Keds – a very personal eulogy from band member Jerome Alexander and many other musicians celebrating him

A very personal eulogy to the late Senseless Things/Deadcuts singer from bandmate Jerome Alexander and many others including Peter Doherty, Jamie Thewlitt, Peter Perret and many more

Phil Spector Dies

Phil Spector - one of the great architects of pop with his legendary wall of sound of his production credits that stretch from the Ronettes to the Beatles has died at the age of 81. His genius came with a high price though as his current prison sentence for murder testifies but for this moment in time lets remember the genius

San Pedro Collective: Time – new single and video premiere

Wayne AF Carey gets a summer vibe from the latest slice of smooth funk from San Pedro Collective

Rum Lad: Vandalism – album review

‘Very angry but laced with dark humour 21st-century punk album that somehow finds the missing link between IDLES, Sleaford Mods and old school punk...’

JK Flesh and Monrella: See Red – album review and interview

JK Flesh and Monrella See Red Avalanche (AREC035) Available 18th January 2020. Justin Broadrick (here as JK Flesh)...