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by Jon Ingold

The London Film Festival starts in two days, so it’s getting to crunch time for deciding which tickets to book. Things are, unsurprisingly, already selling out, including Wes Anderson’s new film, The Darjeeling Limited (don’t…



one for the arthouse crowd

by Jon Ingold

Some say his work is profound, beautiful, capturing deep ripples of meaning and understanding in the very fabric of the celluloid. Others say it’s incoherent rambling trash. Nouvelle Vague director Jean-Luc Godard is not everyone’s...

Putting The Ring to rest

by Simon Thomas

Well, I don’t think I’ll ever do that but, now that Covent Garden’s first cycle has ended, I thought I’d give a personal assessment of the production as a whole (having only “officially” reviewed one...

Another week, another award ceremony

by John Murphy

This week, the Q Awards took place, amazing us with revelations such as Amy Winehouse is pretty good, the Arctic Monkeys are ‘the best act in the world today’, Kate Nash is a promising new...

The good old days?

by John Murphy

Music fans, like football fans, are forever bemoaning the ‘way things used to be’. Football fans look back on days when burly 15 stone gents launched themselves into their opponents before hoofing the ball up...

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

by Jon Ingold

"I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…" Word just in for fans of the classic, never-quite-done-yet science fiction noir-thriller Blade Runner is that Ridley Scott’s latest – and, he assures us, last cut – will...

Minimalism vs The Kitchen Sink

by Simon Thomas

Last week I saw Fragments at the Young Vic, a programme of short Beckett pieces directed by Peter Brook.  In Rockaby Beckett specifies one thing – a rocking chair – and Brook does it without...

Joy Division

by Michael Hubbard

With five star reviews almost across the board, the Ian Curtis biopic Control is even being talked about in certain circles as film of the year. It arrives on our screens amid a plethora of...

Radiohead’s honesty box

by Michael Hubbard

So Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows, will be available as a download at a price specified by anyone downloading it. As their website says, “No really, it’s up to you.” As with programming and some...

Festival Diary: Benicassim 2006

by Jamil Ahmad

Benicassim 2006, with 30,000 festival goers taking in everyone from Morrissey to Scissor Sisters, runs from 20-24 July. musicOMH will be ambling around between the tents, the beach and the sea, sipping nonchalantly on cold...