The Get Down was, by its own admission, a hugely ambitious undertaking by Baz Luhrmann and his team. With a sizeable investment from Netflix (although they’re seemingly unstoppable these days, … Continue reading The Get Down: season one, part two – review
You’ve been left behind, you’re obsolete. Downbeat and no longer discreet, you desperately scratch the needle in search of the beat. You’ve let your skills slip. Now all you taste … Continue reading The washed-up DJ
Ladies and gentlemen I’m a mad scientist. I’ve taken some bad drugs to see if I’m limitless. The thing is this, I don’t know what they’ll do. I’ve not checked … Continue reading Pimp science!
From great pain comes great genius. And let’s not muck about, Amy Winehouse, the gobby girl from North London, the unassuming jazz singer, had both in buckets.
I saw Lucy recently – the latest offering from writer-director-producer Luc Besson – in a completely packed cinema. (It was the opening weekend.) What a full cinema indicates at this … Continue reading Lucy: does Luc Besson need reining in?
A while back I watched Bully for the second time, a 2001 film by Larry Clark starring Brad Renfro and Nick Stahl. Now whilst the film itself received mixed reviews, … Continue reading Is it better to burn out or fade away?
I saw this at an advance screening back in November 2012. It doesn’t come out till the start of March in the UK, but as that’s realistically not that far … Continue reading Bittersweet biopic – The Look of Love
How does one go about creating a kick-ass action film these days that makes you sit up and take notice? Take a Welsh Director (Gareth Evans), an Indonesian martial art … Continue reading The Raid – Uwais, Evans and kick-ass silat!