on Saturday, October 25, 2014
Words: Maxamillian John

'No Man’s Land'

The producers of 'No Man’s Land' openly noise about the film’s Wild West roots and its 'Mad Max' visuals, but thankfully it’s a lot more fun than that. Design aside, Ning Hao’s movie runs more like a French farce, with events of increasing coincidence and physicality bringing a character to their knees.
on Thursday, October 23, 2014
'Serena' (UK Release: 24 Oct '14) // Words: Lauren Johnson-Ginn

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper team up again in this atmospheric drama from director Susanne Bier, bringing their much-discussed on-screen chemistry to a sombre tale of cutthroat Depression-era industry and turbulent romance. Adapted from Ron Rash’s best-selling 2008 novel of the same name, 'Serena' follows the rise of George Pemberton’s (Bradley Cooper) North Carolina timber empire.
Words: Saam Das

Twin Graves got the year off to a strong start with the excellent post-punk-meets-synth-pop of 'Brothers' in January, a cut off their subsequent debut 'Walk In Circles' EP. They're back with a longing new track, 'Love You To Death', which is very kindly being given away as a free download.
on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
'Güeros' (UK Release: TBC) // Words: Lauren Johnson-Ginn

A pretentious black and white movie with no clear meaning? That’s the gist of an extremely meta comment directed at 'Güeros' by a protagonist in one of the film’s wry fourth-wall-poking moments – but it’s a comment that doesn’t accurately reflect the charm of this clever coming-of-age odyssey.
on Monday, October 20, 2014
Words: Saam Das

'Tender' (2013)

The Australian industrial town of Port Kembla isn't one that was likely to make a name outside its homeland, but with Lynette Wallworth's documentary 'Tender', it may well do that - thanks largely to its well-meaning community. Their primary focus becomes the desire to take hold of responsibility for local funeral services, which is sharpened when a member of their active group is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Words: Saam Das

Over the last couple of weeks, I've had the pleasure of attending the BFI London Film Festival 2014, which concluded last night with Brad Pitt-vehicle 'Fury'. Perhaps the best surprise of my festival came with an unannounced live acoustic performance following the UK premiere of Communion Records tour documentary, 'Austin To Boston' - featuring many of the artists involved. Watch Bear's Den combine with The Staves, Gil Landry, and India Bourne on the soaring 'Above The Clouds Of Pompeii' below.

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