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The British Independent Filmmaker Awards

by Jon Ingold

The nomination for the tenth annual British Independent Film Awards have been announced. It’s been a good year for British cinema – in fact, musicOMH.com…



The passion of the McFly fans

by John Murphy

Last night, I wrote a review of the new McFly single, The Heart Never Lies. Have a read. I wasn’t that impressed with the single,...

hitman

by Jon Ingold

Now that Resident Evil has achieved trilogy-DVD-boxset status, despite being rubbish from start to finish, a new video-game franchise is stepping up to try out...

eli roth

by Jon Ingold

I might think he’s a gratuitous talentless child of a director, obsessed by the most trivial of splattery visuals but there are plenty of people...

“Social networking sites” and music

by Michael Hubbard

“Social networking sites.” MySpace, Facebook, Bebo in standard parlance. Do you use them? According to the mainstream media peeps, Facebook is taking over the universe....

Cover versions

by John Murphy

Cat Power is to release her second album of cover versions in January. Which got me thinking that old favourite – what’s your favourite cover...

film festival

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...

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...

Madonna ditches Warner

by Michael Hubbard

According to The Times, Madonna is to walk away from Warner and jump into bed with gig promoters Live Nation instead in a deal reputedly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Diary: Benicassim Festival 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...