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Moonrise Kingdom [DVD] [2012] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bruce Willis
Moonrise Kingdom [DVD] [2012] DVD ~ Bruce Willis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Little Film, 13 Jan 2013
Billed as Wes Anderson's return to live action film after a five year absence, Moonrise Kingdom has a starry (if slightly hip) cast and an interesting sounding story to tell. Anderson has a leftfield approach to cinema which nods towards the arty which has made him one of the more interesting and adventurous directors working in mainstream Hollywood cinema. What we get is a strange and touching portrait of first love against the odds.

Despite a big name cast the stars of this film are the two young leads, Kara Haywood and Jared Gilman, who play a couple of children who meet briefly one summer whilst Gilman's character is camping on the island where Haywood lives. One year on… Read more
Che - Part One and Part Two [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Julia Ormond
4.0 out of 5 stars An Engrossing Study, 3 Jan 2013
Portraying the life of someone as iconic as Che Guevara isn't an easy task. He was a well educated man dedicated to an internationalist almost Lenninesque form of Marxism and a man who clearly believed the revolution should be both perpetual and perpetuated wherever it could be. Stephen Soderburg's two part biograpy is a long account focusing on some key elements of the life of the man they called Che.

Part One focuses on the battle to start the revolution in Cuba. Che is often seen as a key player in this although, as the film attests, this wasn't the case in the early stages. Fidel Castro comes across as a less impressively charismatic character who sees Guevara as the… Read more
The Best Of Disco Demands - A Collection Of Rare 1&hellip ~ Al Kent
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Disco means different things to different people. For some it's an excuse to see the 70's as kitsch, others site it as a low point in black music culture - killing of jazz and soul music in the process - whilst others see an inventive and forward looking genre, a much maligned and hugely influential on many modern genres from dance, to Hip-Hop. It's the commercial end that most think of when talking of Disco, but there was a lot of music produced that wasn't successful at the time as it produced a rush of music some of which has languished in utter obscurity. Like its predecessor, Northern Soul, it has been plundered for the most obscure tracks so DJs can show off something that sounds… Read more

Wish List

Of Factory New York ~ Various Artists
Of Factory New York ~ Various Artists
Neck of the Woods ~ Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods ~ Silversun Pickups
Soundpieces: Da Antidote! ~ Lootpack
Downton Abbey - Series 3 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Bonneville
Downton Abbey - Series 3 [DVD] DVD ~ Hugh Bonneville
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bryan Cranston