Film review: Tower Block
Synopsis: a youth is kicked to death on the top floor of a Tower Block. All residents, bar one, shun the event. The one who gets involved also gets assaulted. Three months later the same residents find themselves under attack from a sniper. But who? And why? And will they get out alive? 'Tower Block' has been, for me, the find of the Christmas/New Year film-watching catch-up fest. Written by James (Cockneys v Zombies) Moran, and directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson, 'Tower Block' feels like a high quality thriller. Set, almost exclusively, on the top floor of a condemned, empty/not empty ...
Film review: The Raid
Finally, I got around to watching 'The Raid' (aka 'The Raid: Redemption') Synopsis: A vicious drug lord rules an abandoned/not abandoned tower block from his 17th floor citadel. Protected by a network of CCTV cameras, and by the underworld tenants of the block, his fiefdom is lean, brutal and controlling. A squad of elite police are tasked with taking back the tower block, and capturing the drug lord. That's the general synopsis. If I give anything else away it would be spoiler fodder, and I wouldn't want to upset your enjoyment, if you get the opportunity to watch this film. Tower Block was written and ...
Checking out: Lou Reed – a personal tribute
The first Velvet Underground album I bought was 'Loaded' (vinyl, 1970 edition). I bought it in Rhino Records, a scabby little independent store, tucked away in the unfashionable Commercial Road in Newport. fast cash loans il I bought 'Loaded' because local musician and man of God-like status JJ Cale (aka John Cale, aka John Davies Cale) was all over it. On about my fifth listen I put my Welsh nationalism away and began to realise the influence that Lou Reed had on the lineup. And on the recorded output. When Lou Reed released 'Transformer' in 1972 it wasn't 'Walk On The Wild Side' that caught my ...
A music festival for tribute bands? TribFest 2013
It’s a music festival? But the bands performing are not the bands who had the hits? How does that work? decreasing means It works very simply, my friend. Hello, and welcome to Tribfest. [caption id="attachment_2467" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tribfest[/caption] Tribfest is a music festival for Tribute bands. My cynical muso-self very unkindly thought that TribFest would be a lot of people pretending to enjoy themselves in front of musicians pretending to be other bands. But I now realise that the truth is that TribFest is much more complex - and much more enjoyable - than that cynical thought. This weekend around 4,000 people sat, in a slightly damp corner of Yorkshire, ...
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