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John Bills 100: 95

July 21, 2015

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95: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy // I See A Darkness (1999) In a slightly dark but fairly apt introduction to Mr Billy, I first heard his work whilst watching a documentary called ‘Invisible’ during a night shift in Belgrade, in 2012. The documentary focused on five adults in the capital of Sofia who had varying degrees […]

2014: Ten Songs

December 5, 2014

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I refrained from these year in review lists last year for some reason, I can’t quite remember why. Either way, I shan’t make the same mistake this year, so here we are to begin. There were a load of really wonderful songs released this year, spanning the genres and tickling different udders within all of […]

Best Movie Ever: Lilja-4-ever (2002)

February 2, 2014

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Lilja-4-ever (Lukas Moodysson, 2002) If I had to describe this film in three words, I would probably get through two before breaking down into uncontrollable sobbing. Obviously I wouldn’t, but don’t be fooled. Lilja-4-ever is a bleak, bleak film. Even as a work of fiction it is tough to watch, but add in the fact that it […]

Woah Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah: Foo Fighters Live at Wembley

November 3, 2013

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The Foo Fighters are fast rolling in on twenty years as a band. When you factor in the years that Dave Grohl spent in Nirvana and Scream before that, that is a whole lot of time to be in the music industry, let alone in two of the biggest rock bands of all time. They […]

Cinema Club: Paris, Texas (1984)

August 20, 2013

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Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984) So let me get this straight. A bearded man is walking in the desert, the vast beautiful desert, with no clear direction. He collapses, awakes in a hospital and is seemingly mute. His family are contacted, and they go to great lengths to find and help him. He still tries […]

Cinema Club: Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

August 5, 2013

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Minnie and Moskowitz (1971, John Cassavetes) After the super awesome wonder time that was ‘A Woman Under the Influence’, I expected a lot from this film, another one directed by John Cassevetes and again featuring his wife Gena Rowlands. Well, Rowlands once again steals the entire show, but that was about all I enjoyed about […]

Cinema Club: Adaptation (2002)

July 30, 2013

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Adaptation (2002, Spike Jonze) The first thing that came to mind after watching this film? Masturbation. Well, despite its numerous appearances in the film, I’m not talking about literal masturbation. I’m talking about the self. Self loathing, self referencing, self obsessing, self esteem, self assessment. ‘Adaptation’ is choc full of the stuff, whether it is […]