Latest Posts

Reviews, Features and Podcasts…

  • Film Review – The Velvet Underground (2021)

    Film Review – The Velvet Underground (2021)

    When it comes to seminal bands in music, The Velvet Underground will be right up at the top. The legendary avant-garde rockers are the subject of Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, Carol ) debut documentary feature. Which has been streaming on Apple TV+, now on The Criterion Collection. For a band back in it’s hey day…

    Continue reading

  • Film Review – Elvis (2022)

    Film Review – Elvis (2022)

    Who killed Elvis? Was it the drugs? The hamburgers and soft drinks? Or could it have been Colonel Tom Parker? Baz Luhrmann’s film explores the life and music of Elvis Aaron Presley and his toxic relationship Colonel Tom Parker. The meteoric rise and tragic fall of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with Austin Butler…

    Continue reading

  • Great Use Of Elvis  Songs In Films

    Great Use Of Elvis Songs In Films

    You don’t need myself to tell you what Elvis Presley songs are great, I thought I would have a look at the best use of Elvis songs in films. These films may not be critically great, it’s how they used them in the film. A lot of songs maybe used in other films and sometimes…

    Continue reading

  • Best Punk Films

    Best Punk Films

    With the recent release of Danny Boyle’s Pistol mini series on Disney, the following list is a selection of some of the so called best Punk films ever made. These will either be about the music and culture, some other may be the characters in the film might be punk. As ever this list is…

    Continue reading

  • Film Review -American Hardcore (2006)

    Film Review -American Hardcore (2006)

    Growing up in a house were rock music was the main genre it was only the matter of time I would discover hardcore punk. I was in my teens when I took my first steps into hardcore when someone gave me a vinyl copy of Gorilla Biscuits self titled debut. It changed my musical tastes…

    Continue reading

  • Film Review – A Star Is Born (2018)

    Film Review – A Star Is Born (2018)

    Every generation ‘stars are born’ or in the words of Jackson Maine  ‘Talent Is  Everywhere’, he would be correct. Last October, Bradley Cooper had a lot to say when he made his directorial feature debut, A Star Is Born, when it was released in the cinema, now you can own it. When the film was…

    Continue reading

  • Blu-ray Review – King Of Jazz (1930, Criterion Collection)

    Blu-ray Review – King Of Jazz (1930, Criterion Collection)

    I should really confess my knowledge of Jazz and John Murray Anderson‘s King Of Jazz (1930) is non-existent. The question some may ask: ‘Is it a crime to call yourself a ‘cinefile’ when you’ve had no prior knowledge of the film in question? No. Some may argue thanks to niche distributors such as The Criterion…

    Continue reading

  • Film Review – The Greatest Showman (2017)

    Film Review – The Greatest Showman (2017)

    There was a time when musicals were dime a dozen and ‘pure escapism’ to forget all your troubles. This was the golden age of Hollywood when Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rodgers ruled the stage. It was an unforgettable, magical world, a world that immersed you from start to finish. Now let’s fast forward…

    Continue reading

  • Bluray Review -The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years

    Bluray Review -The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years

    In a frank discussion earlier this year over music with friends, one of them cheekily said: “What has The Beatles ever done for music?” . To say things got a little more heated after that comment would be the understatement of the year, but his question was serious. Ron Howard‘s The Beatles : Eight Days A…

    Continue reading

  • Film Review – Les Miserables (2013)

    Film Review – Les Miserables (2013)

    when you create a film or a story there should always be a start, middle and the end. In Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Miserables a revolutionary love story provides that substance as does the musical stage version so what about the new anticipated film version? As Forrest Gump once said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’…

    Continue reading