Draft Day - Film Review

Draft Day - Film Review

Each summer in America the National Football League (NFL) puts on a televised red carpet event as its 32 teams pick their new players from a draft of hundreds of college rookies. Kevin Costner ( Dances with Wolves ) plays Sonny Weaver, the general...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (1/10/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (1/10/2014)

Kendrick Lamar - i "I'm moving at meteor speed", rasps Lamar on this new single, a nod to his ascent to the top of hip-hop since 2012's 'Good Kid, mAAd City'. 'i' ditches the steely beats and haunting inner-city murk for dancey Isley Brothers...

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Electric Youth - 'Innerworld'

Electric Youth - 'Innerworld'

Amid a glut of 1980s-indebted electro-pop, Toronto duo Electric Youth stand apart. Their glacial compositions offer far more than Empire Of The Sun's empty gloss and M83's breezy epics. Vintage-synth fetishist Austin Garrick and singer Bronwyn...

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Electric Wizard - 'Time To Die'

Electric Wizard - 'Time To Die'

The bloody noise of Electric Wizard is unrelentingly black. Not to be outdone by US stoner-rock peers Sleep and Earth, who have records out this year, the Dorset satanists have spat out this eighth album. Doom metal needs chaos and angst, so news...

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Michael A Grammar - 'Michael A Grammar'

Michael A Grammar - 'Michael A Grammar'

Despite their debut sounding like shoegazers from the Thames Valley in the early 1990s, Michael A Grammar are actually from Nottingham, via Brighton, and recorded their debut in Manchester. Named after a song by Broadcast and in thrall to...

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Night Will Fall - Film Review

Night Will Fall - Film Review

Towards the end of World War II, producer Sidney Bernstein decided to make a documentary exposing the horrors of the Nazi death camps. He assembled some of the day's leading cinematic talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, to create a historical...

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Soul Boys of the Western World - Film Review

Soul Boys of the Western World - Film Review

"John Keeble always says there's three things that break bands up: money, drugs or women. I think there's a fourth one – ego." As Spandau Ballet's saxophonist Steve Norman repeats drummer Keeble's killer quote, the camera freezes on sole...

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Human Capital - Film Review

Human Capital - Film Review

Paolo Virzi's Italian drama Human Capital , based on the 2004 novel by American author Stephen Amidon, crafts a story told from multiple points of view twisting love, class and ambition around the true-life onset of the late noughties financial...

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The Equalizer - Film Review

The Equalizer - Film Review

Denzel Washington turns ruthless vigilante starring as ex-CIA agent Robert McCall in director Antoine ' Training Day ' Fuqua's big screen reboot of the '80s TV show. We meet McCall living a quiet life working in a hardware superstore after faking...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (24/9/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (24/9/2014)

Telegram - Regatta Having lost none of the pizazz that first got them noticed with last year's debut single 'Follow', Telegram return more woozy – drunk, at a guess – than before. 'Regatta' is effectively Blur on too much cider in 1994,...

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