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
In life or death, David Bowie reminds me of the babe. This, in some small way, is my tribute to him.
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
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.
His knees weak, arms are heavy, vomit on his sweater, mom’s spaghetti… Sorry, lost myself in the moment there. Short of a hoodie and a rap battle, there’s a lot … Continue reading Whiplash: Who knew jazz could be so brutal?
A man wearing a giant fake head. A band full of oddballs, real oddballs. Is this a film about those characters we meet in life – if we’re lucky enough … Continue reading Frank: what doesn’t kill you makes you stranger
Whether it’s for comedy purposes or to build the tension in a thriller or horror, a nice memorable phrase repeated over and over has a certain unrelenting quality to it … Continue reading Who loves a good chant?
“If I weren’t a director, I would want to be a film composer.” Steven Spielberg Would great films be great without great scores? Hard to know really. What I do … Continue reading Film composers – cinema’s unsung heroes?
Ok, here are the rules. The songs had to have been released in the ’80s, but could have been used in any films during this time. Whether they introduce or … Continue reading Best use of 80s electro songs in film
Along with 20,000 other music fans, I attended the first day of Brisfest music festival yesterday. For those unaware of its origins it was created following the demise of the … Continue reading Brisfest 2012: A twisted tale of badgers and burlesque