This is where you will find our film reviews. Mostly music stuff but also random arthouse and political stuff.
As you would expect, mostly (but not always) shit you will not find in your local 3D i-max multiplex.
In alphabetical order
- 1,2,3,4 (2011) Tales of young love and dreams of rock and roll stardom (fiction)
- A BIT OF TOM JONES (2009) Bizare tale of celebrity cock collecting in Tredegar (fiction)
- BEWARE OF MR BAKER (2012) The life and times of drumming legend – and one of the most ‘unfriendly’ people in rock (factual)
- BLACK MOUNTAIN POETS (2015) Two sisters on the run from the police in Cardiff find themselves pretending to be famous poets on a retreat in the Black Mountains (low budget comedy)
- BLACK POWER MIX TAPE 1967 – 1975 (2011) Not a mix tape at all, but tales from the US civil rights movement (factual)
- EXIT THROUGH THE GiFT SHOP: AKA The Banksy Movie (2010) Street art escapade with the now legendary Bristol artist (not sure if it is fact or fiction!)
- I DANIEL BLAKE (2016) Ken Loach highlights the plight of those stuck in the system.
- THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX (2013) True story of two scottish lads that trick the hip hop world (factual)
- LEE SCRATCH PERRY: Visions of paradise (2016) a peek inside the brain of the godfather of dub (factual)
- McCULLIN (2012) the works of the legendary Sunday Times war photographer (factual)
OTWAY THE MOVIE: Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure (2013) The amazing story of a man who has manged to turn being a failure into a trade mark. If it were made up you would not believe it. But it aint made up (factual)
SOUND IT OUT (2011) Doccumentary about the last independent record shop on Teeside – and the people who shop there
- SPIKE ISLAND (2012) Tale of young love, hopes, dreams and adoration for the Stone Roses
- WHIPLASH (2014) : Jazz drumming meets Full Metal Jacket
Cinemas/film festivals we recommend
Chapter Arts Cardiff: Bohemian ghetto in the middle of Canton, Cardiff. With two cinemas they regularly show non-mainstream films and with the newly refurbished bar / restaurant the whole experience is light years ahead of going to a multiplex that sell buckets of popcorn for ten quid a chuck.
Maxime Blackwood: Independent, friendly, old school and only £2.50 (£3.50 on weekends) to get in.
London Labour Film Festival: A weekend long festival of films with the labour movement and trade uniosn in mind. Takes place in September
Independent film makers worth checking out
Undercurrents – Radical doccumentary makers based in Swansea. Also run trainging for video activists