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Of all the misguided sequels ever made (and boy. have there been a few mistakesi. John Boorman's appalling follow-up to one of the most genuinely shocking horror films ever is right up there. The only wise move he makes is to bodyswerve the wonderquy blasphemous gore of Friedkin's film. But in avoiding repetition he only succeeds in directing a script ‘latter than Linda Blair's chest. and elicits a ix3rformance from Richard Burton with more ‘.'./ood than the crucifix he metaphorically wields in Regan's face. The evil- carrying loCust has more charisma. May a curse fall on everyone involved in this drivel.
CONCERT BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS - LIVE IN LONDON
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You're going to question my five stars when you put this on and see Brian Wilson looking like death warmed up. not guite n‘aking the notes on this live rendition of his landmark 1966 Beach Boys albuii‘. But muSIC never can‘e purer than this and xvitm‘. a song or two you'll be seduced by his superb band's daz/l'rig arrangements.
played with love and attention to detail with no suggestion of nostalgic schirialtz. Even if you didn't catch the 2002 tour. you should buy this as a souvenir — Just for being on the same planet where ll‘USIC this good was created.
ROAD COMEDY FINDING NORTH (15)92min
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:2: , ‘ c From 1998. a cl‘armzng yet predictable comedy drama about a mismatched couple: a suicidal gay man whose lover has recently died. and a t)ig-li2.iired. Jevnsh bank teller fleeing an
TV POLICE DRAMA THE SWEENEY - THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (15) 650min (Network DVD Retail) 0....
In these days of bland, homogenised television police dramas it is difficult to imagine a time when prime time ITV showed members of Her Majesty’s Constabulary Flying Squad threatening snouts, harassing and kidnapping their suspects and generally shagging as many air hostesses as they could get their nicotine-stained fingers on. Inspectors Reagan (John Thaw) and Carter (Dennis Waterman) did all this and more.
The Sweeney undoubtedly looks dated (these episodes were first broadcast in 1975) yet the tight, claustrophobic scripts by Trevor Preston and Troy Kennedy Martin (brother of Ian, the man who devised the original idea) exude a modernity and documentary grit that was to influence a generation of crime writers and programme makers (Tony Garnett’s Cops and Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect hail from this rich lineage). Episodes like ‘A Night Out’ and ‘Queens Pawn’ (the series highlight) make this box set one of the few 705 UK TV re-issues to really justify the ‘classic’ mantle. On top of this there is a wealth of extra features (including the rarely seen pilot sitcom written by one Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais).
Dirty Den may be back but if he’d tried anything in Reagan and Carter’s manor he would have been banged away on a ten stretch, before he could have said ‘hello princess’ (even if they’d had to fit him up to do it).
obsessive mother. The woman falls for his naked butt as he's abetit to throw himself off a New York bridge. They take a wacky road trip to Denton. Texas. the home town of his dead lover. Along the way Our oddball c0uple learn about friendsl'iip. bigotry and alternative families. Often funny. well played and nicely written. Tanya Wexler's American independent suffers from lack of surprise. We know exactly where it is heading. iJohn Binniei
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Have we all got our heads round the fact that Latin America is producing great cineii‘a at the n‘on‘ent’? Good. because here's another one that may have passed you by at the flicks. Historias iVi'inimas has the saii‘e ri‘ulti-textured. exuberant approach to plots beloved of the MeXican Alejandro Oori/ale/ lnarritu iAn‘ores
in his own reactionary Canadian way with grungy rock alongside his bizarre (and brilliant) noisenik compadres Crazy Horse.
As directed by Young himself lunder the pseudonym Bernard Shakey) this record of his October 22nd concert at the Cow Palace. San Fransico. is both inept and enchanting. What starts with a bunch of Star Wars Jawas SCLirrying around the stage before Young appears to the chords of Sugar Mountain ends in
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the electric chaos of a ‘Tonight's the Night' encore. Still a rough diamond 25 years on. punk did seem to pale for a moment. Minimal extras. (Paul Dale)
Perrosi. This lllll‘ stands on the unassun‘ing brilliance of its tone. Director Carlos Sorin teases touching comic portraits from his largely unprofessional cast but leaves the flat and eerie Patagonian landscape to provide a superb picture of a life affirming yet surreal heart.
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'Hey hey my my rock and roll will never die'. In 1978 Neil Young already knew the writing was en the war; for his peculiar brand of bucolic folk. He had already started noodling
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