Nicolas Winding Refn is one of today's bravest, coolest and most visionary film-makers. His CV includes the indisputable modern classic Drive, the film that rocked Cannes two years ago Only God Forgives and 2008's Bronson, a brutal black comedy based on the life of Charles Bronson - arguably the UK's most dangerous prisoner - that features a still jaw-dropping performance from Tom Hardy. As the Danish director prepares to attend a special screening of Bronson tonight (September 2) in London, NME took the opportunity to look back at the brilliant film with him
Yeah, so if you’re into The Libertines it’s undoubtedly A Good Thing that they’re back together again, especially since they don’t want to kill each other this time around. But what every die-hard fan really wants to know ahead of new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'’s September release, is whether they’ve come good - or butchered - some of the old classics which have been re-recorded to feature on the record’s deluxe version.
Kanye West gave a 12 minute speech at the MTV VMAs that ranged from rants about the silliness of awards shows to his plans to run for US president. Here are the five most on-point things he had to say...
David Bowie is many things: a genre-shifting pop maverick. An aesthetic pioneer, with some of the most iconic and gloriously eccentric looks in modern music. A man capable of playing a Goblin King in the tightest leather pants known to man and a massive mullet while still looking effortlessly cool. But until now, his capabilities as a soft and snuggly place to rest your weary head have been unproved (unless you're Iman).
Janis: Little Girl Blue will receive its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13. Cat Power, aka singer Chan Marshall, tells NME about her involvement with the film, which sees her reading letters written by the legendary Texan blues singer, who died at the age of 27 in 1970. The film is directed by Amy Berg, who also directed 2012 documentary West Of Memphis