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Film Review: We Are X

We Are X is a new documentary about ultra mega superstar metal band, X Japan. Never heard of them? Well, to say they’re big in Japan would be an understatement. Having sold 30 million singles and albums combined since starting in the early 80s, these guys are the biggest band in Japan ever. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sherpa | Trouble on Everest

The term Sherpa refers both to the ethnic group of Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet and to the high-skill, high-altitude mountain guide work undertaken by so many of them. It’s also the name of a new film documenting Everest activity, mostly from the perspective of the guides, at an especially volatile time as more and more foreigners seek to ascend the world’s highest mountain … and as global climate change makes this momentous task trickier and more perilous than ever. Continue reading

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KFC Me: The Good, the Bad, and the BBC

So it wasn’t just me invited to Woking. A couple of other bloggers – Heidi of Heidi Roberts Kitchen Talk came along as did Jan of A Glug of Oil. There was also a film crew with us – a couple of dudes working on a three-part “fly on the wall” documentary about KFC that’s due to air later this year on BBC One. Continue reading

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Atlanta: Strip City (Vice)

Until last year, twerking was the preserve of strip clubs and south London dancehall nights. Now, it’s a word that your great-aunt has probably said out loud, thanks to Miley Cyrus dry-humping that old man’s leg at the VMAs and … Continue reading

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Golden Lane Estate and Me: Documentary Screening at Exhibit Gallery, EC1

As I told filmmaker Esther Johnson, the year I lived at Golden Lane Estate was “very potent”. That she happened to come round the estate looking for residents to interview for her film, The View From My Window Tells Me I’m Home, just seemed like a fantastic coincidence to have someone there to document it for me. Continue reading

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A Couple of Foodie Movie Previews: Jiro Dreams of Sushi + Forks Over Knives (Great British Chefs)

Over the holidays, I previewed a couple of foodie flicks that are due to be released soon in the UK: Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Forks Over Knives. Upon first glance, the two movies might not seem to have a … Continue reading

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Nothing Like Chocolate: A Fine Film for a Good Cause (Great British Chefs)

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the movie centres around the work of “anarchist chocolatier” Mott Green and the Grenada Chocolate Company he co-founded in 1999. Offering an ethical and sustainable alternative to big biz chocolate, the Grenada Chocolate Company cuts out … Continue reading

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Interview with The Baron: DOTS – World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, Burning Candy and the World (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

Interview with The Baron: DOTS – World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, Burning Candy and the World Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, September 2010 “Truth is reached through dispute” or so says secret identity filmmaker, The Baron, who has commenced work on … Continue reading

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World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, DOTS: Interview with Filmmaker, The Baron (Juxtapoz)

World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, DOTS: Interview with Filmmaker, The Baron Juxtapoz, Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:12 What do you get when you take nine of London’s most prolific graffiti artists to far flung destinations across the globe to connect with … Continue reading

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