Escape From New York

You just have to glance at the filmography of John Carpenter to see that he is something of a master of genre cinema. Unlike most though, rather than focussing on one genre, he always seemed intent of keeping a broad scope from the sci-fi of Dark Star to all but inventing slasher films with Halloween... Continue Reading →

The Wildhearts – Dislocated (single)

Ten years ago, when The Wildhearts released their last album Chutzpah, the very concept of their 'classic' line up (Ginger, CJ, Ritch and Danny - who recorded much of PHUQ and toured Earth Vs...) reforming was unimaginable. Now though, several solo and side projects and a slew of excellent live shows together later, that's exactly... Continue Reading →

The Room and The Disaster Artist

Occasionally films become what gets called 'cult', these come in many forms from the likes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (arguably now its transcends that tag) and its sequel Shock Treatment, through to the likes of Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo or David Lynch's Dune. Since the turn of the millennium though, one film has... Continue Reading →

Stan And Ollie

As often seems to be the case as awards season looms actors take the opportunity to play versions of real people, often with a Hollywood connection, and this year's version of this sees Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly take on pre-war mega stars Laurel And Hardy in Jon S. Baird's Stan & Ollie. The... Continue Reading →

The Favourite

Generally speaking the words 'costume drama' are ones that will turn me off from seeing a film or TV show long before the opportunity to actually see it arises. With The Favourite however the critical reaction, as well as recommendations from several real people, suggested this was one worth watching, though the inclusion of a... Continue Reading →

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