Monthly Archives: May 2011

Le Quattro Volte

Here’s one of those typically obscure European arthouse films with no discernible plot, no dialogue and an overarching reverence for the beauty and purity of the natural world. Le Quattro Volte is set in a remote southern Italian village where it follows, in … Continue reading

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The Ritzy

Here’s a lovely picture of the Ritzy cinema by illustrator James Oses (you can click on it to see a bigger version). I’ve been meaning to write something about my current local for a while, so seeing this pop up on … Continue reading

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Fire in Babylon

This nostalgic documentary by Stevan Riley tells the story of the West Indian cricket team who dominated the world stage from the mid-1970s all the way to when I remember watching them at the end of the century. Spearheaded by talismanic batsman Viv … Continue reading

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Recently I went to see Pina, Wim Wenders’ 3D documentary about the choreographer Pina Bausch. It was full of very skilful dancing, but was essentially a long drawn-out version of its (comparatively striking) trailer, without any discernible structure or narrative arc. I … Continue reading

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Attack the Block

Adam and Joe’s BBC 6Music podcast is something I adore unconditionally. I think of them both as wonderfully charming, friendly, silly men. So it’s weird that one of them has made a whole film – not only that but a proper … Continue reading

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I Saw The Devil

Two maniacs, hunting and hurting each other for pure perverted pleasure. Multiple horrific murders. Brutal bludgeonings with pipes, hammers, clubs and rocks. Gallons of spilled blood. Torture. Cannibalism. Dismemberment. Rape. At nearly two and half hours in length, I Saw The … Continue reading

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