Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", "Respect", "Baby I Love You", ""Chain of Fools", ""Since You've Been Gone", "Think", "Share Your Love With Me", "Call Me", "Don't Play That Song", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Spanish Harlem" and "Day Dreaming" had all been number one singles for Aretha Franklin between 1967 and [...]

In Fabric

In Fabric

"You who wear me, will know me." Peter Strickland isn't really a film director. At least not if the extent of your cinema going is "Fast and the Furious 36" or "Star Wars - The Phantom Jedi Menace". That sounds a bit snooty? Good. What Strickland does is use cinema to create art. High art. [...]

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Asif Kapadia has already delivered two of the finest documentaries in modern film history with "Senna" and "Amy".  Taking archive footage and audio then cutting to tell the remarkable tales of remarkable people.  Both films deserve to be seen by you and, if you have already seen them, to be seen again. Kapadia has now [...]

Britpop Cinema, Matt Glasby

Britpop Cinema, Matt Glasby

With the arrival of a sequel to the much lauded, and even mucher loved, "Trainspotting" coming down the tracks, author Matt Glasby decided it would be a good idea to revisit the original and place it in the context of the other films of its time.  From that idea has come "Britpop Cinema" where Glasby [...]

Lords of Chaos

Lords of Chaos

***SPOILERS*** "I don't want to see people respecting me, I want them to hate and fear." (Euronymous) Hate and fear. Truth and lies. Order and chaos. Music and mayhem. Mayhem...violent or extreme disorder. Mayhem provided violence and extreme disorder and so were true to their name and to their ideals. Where those ideals led them [...]