28
September
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Filmbar 70 / Blasted Heaths / Featuring Penda’s Fen & Gone To Earth

For the past month the epic Scala Beyond film festival has been leading a nation wide celebration of fringe cinema. Amongst the obscurities, oddities, rarities and cult classics, one of the most interesting strands is the brilliant Filmbar 70’s Blasted Heaths: Magic Real Landscapes In British Film. Concentrating on earthy British films inspired by the [...]

27
September
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It’s Time To Set The Record Straight: A Tribute To The Beastie Boys

On May 4th 2012, Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, founder member of the Beastie Boys, sadly passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. Devastating news for any fan like me who has literally grown up listening to the music he created with his fellow band members Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” [...]

22
September
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Zipangu Fest 2012

“Exterminate all rational thought” was the tagline used for Croneberg’s 1991 Naked Lunch adaptation and it’s a phrase I pondered over several times during this year’s Zipangu film festival. Since it’s original inception in 2010 Zipangu has been on a relentless quest to bring the most “cutting edge in Japanese Cinema” to British screens. Now [...]