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Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001]
Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Ray Winstone
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pace humour and style takes the snatch, 31 Aug. 2001
This review is from: Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
This is how it should be done in the year 2001.
The dirctor has brought real style to a well told story that could go any way during the length of the film. Characters you can sympathise with at last. Forget snatch and lock stock. Watch and learn. The key is in the visual style but also in the heavyweight performances from above all Ben Kingsley. Utterly believable characters and played with such conviction. A broodingly dark performance from Ian Mcshane blew away the bad taste left by his coffee commercials and dodgy terrestrial television series', what a surprise - never thought he had it in him. Cracking.

Devil's Advocate
Devil's Advocate
by John Humphrys
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A REALITY CHECK, 24 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Devil's Advocate (Hardcover)
Have you ever had the feeling that life is a gameshow spinning out of control, getting tackier and more degenerate as the stakes get higher. John Humphrys does, and makes the reader aware of the darker forces that are affecting society and the world today. Consumer populism is the driving force of 'modernism' and it is not a force for good. Dumbing down in an effort to chase the ratings is made painfully clear and he argues that if left to run unchecked, consumer populism will rob us of the values that hold any vestige of our society together. THis book serves as a reality check to people that are oblivious to the forces for harm in our increasingly consumption driven world. We must assert our responsibilities as citizens and not enter the meat market as consumers.

by Stephen Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not so good, 14 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Addict (Paperback)
I am astounded at the 5 star reviews given to such a trashy and self indulgent piece of writing. This book depressed me so much, not from its harrowing portrayal of drug addiction, but the far less noble affliction of such awful storytelling. Read Trainspotting instead - this might be fiction but it is much more authentic.

Junk Science
Junk Science
Price: £9.36

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars From sublime into mediocre, 7 Mar. 2000
This review is from: Junk Science (Audio CD)
Deep Dish were always championed as the saviours of deep house after the release of 1995s penetrate deeper. Since that moment they were constantly lauded in the music press as the doyens of a new age. Their sound was fresh and new and they were linked to the more underground clubbing destinations, such as lisbon rather than to the corporate clubbing islands of the Balearics.
'The Future of the Future' was a beautiful slice of their sound. The problem was that this track had been around for some years in the guise of Stay Gold and its impact was deadened. Any true fan would feel let down after the initial hype had worn off. As a fan of their early dance floor oriented work i found it hard to get into any other track on the album. the quality of the vocals when used were very suspect. This was probably meant to be ironic, though celebrating the fact that your sound engineer layed down their own vocal is not a good idea if this was any example to go by. Their first album made of old photographs.

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