Eels - O2 Academy Leeds
Many adjectives have been applied to Eels main man Mark ‘E’ Everett throughout his long career as a purveyor of bleak grunge-inspired rock. If you were minded to draw up a list of the most heavily used of these adjectives it is unlikely that ‘showman’… View Post
If this really is to be Steven Soderbergh’s last film – he has been talking of retirement for much of the past decade – then he will be departing the scene, if not at the peak of his game, then somewhere close to his best. Expertly paced, shot and… View Post
This Is 40
Judd Apatow’s loose follow-up to the hugely successful Knocked Up has been garnering a lot of positive press that, at best seems uncritical, and at worst totally in thrall to the Apatow marketing and branding machine – these days it seems you only have to… View Post
Cosmo Jarvis - Cockpit 3
Half way through tonight’s Cosmo Jarvis gig in the aircraft hangar-like environs of the Cockpit 3 comes a shout from the crowd for Gay Pirates, the Devon-based singer-songwriter’s most well known composition. Jarvis responds by reassuring the near… View Post
Veronica Falls - Brudenell Social Club
Veronica Falls, the London boy/girl quartet, are happy to be in Leeds and who could blame them when they are here to give a live unveiling to their terrific new record, Waiting For Something To Happen, an album the esteemed Guardian described as an… View Post
Attack The Block review
Attack The Block – dir Joe Cornish Joe Cornish may have recently collaborated with film making heavyweights Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg on the live action Tintin but he got his start making hilariously demented movie spoofs using plastic action figures and puppets on the cult favourite The Adam and Joe Show and it’s this hand made sensibility that characterizes his directorial debut. As the...
Hanna - review
Hanna could either be an eccentric piece of inspired filmmaking or a hammy mess of a film depending on your particular sensibilities. For British director Joe Wright, the man behind stately period pieces Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, this represents a dramatic step change in tone and pace that at times feels like a tight rope walk, one he just about pulls off. An odd, at times unsettling mix...