Maps to the Stars - Film Review

Maps to the Stars - Film Review

Director David Cronenberg made his name in the '80s with sci-fi chillers like Videodrome and The Fly . With Maps to the Stars he's back to his wicked best with a creepy satire about our obsession with celebrity set in a vision of Hollywood in...

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Grand Piano - Film Review

Grand Piano - Film Review

Elijah Wood plays a talented concert pianist whose career has been stalled by stage fright. The former Hobbit is Tom Selznick, hailed as the greatest of his generation and married to a Hollywood starlet (played by Kerry Bishe). After a recital of...

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Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

Scrubs star Zach Braff raised $3million on Kickstarter to help fund Wish I Was Here , his second big-screen outing as director. The campaign’s huge success angered some critics, who accused Braff of abusing his fame by pleading poverty on a...

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Magic in the Moonlight - Film Review

Magic in the Moonlight - Film Review

At first, Woody Allen's 46th film as director comes off like an Agatha Christie-style mystery. But it gradually and eccentrically morphs from upper-crust intrigue among its art-deco French Riviera setting into a vaguely preposterous love story....

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Redinho - 'Redinho'

Redinho - 'Redinho'

Redinho has been kicking around with the Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and the rest of the Glasgow-based Numbers label collective for years. The blend of electro, funk and high-gloss production on the London-based DJ’s first full-length sets him apart,...

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Leonard Cohen - 'Popular Problems'

Leonard Cohen - 'Popular Problems'

With each year that passes, Leonard Cohen’s voice gets ever deeper. On this, his 13th studio album, his gravelly vocals are so low they’re practically in the gutter - as is, brilliantly, his mind. Opener ‘Slow’ has the soon-to-be...

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Duologue - 'Never Get Lost'

Duologue - 'Never Get Lost'

London five-piece Duologue take a while to get going on their second album. The first two tracks, 'Memex' and 'Correctress' - perhaps in thrall to their tongue-twisted titles - spend too long artfully constructing a sound-space and not long enough...

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King Tuff - 'Black Moon Spell'

King Tuff - 'Black Moon Spell'

Kyle Thomas is the musician, King Tuff the character he plays. On this third album, the LA-based scruff is in autobiographical mood: "King Tuff is my name, I got madness in my brain" (‘Madness’); "I play the guitar like a demon from hell”...

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Perfume Genius - 'Too Bright'

Perfume Genius - 'Too Bright'

Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, introduced 'Queen' by saying that it addresses "faces of blank fear when I walk by… if these fucking people want to give me some power – if they see me as some sea witch with penis tentacles that are always...

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Allah-Las - 'Worship The Sun'

Allah-Las - 'Worship The Sun'

Allah-Las' 2012 debut album was a coming together of the fuzz-laden influences they’d picked up working in LA record store Amoeba Music. ‘Worship The Sun’ continues that approach, sounding more cohesive in the process. Somehow, though,...

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