Special Features

JELLYFISH EYES

JELLYFISH EYES (2013), 1hr 41min, BLU-RAY EDITION, 1 DISC, THE CRITERION COLLECTION, UNCERTIFIED (SPINE# 787) – IMPORTED. REVIEW At first glance, this poké-concept children’s film lacks the familiar dynamic and disquieting qualities of Japanese pop-culture artist turned director Takashi Murakami‘s best work. Stick with it and there’s a peculiar parental cult and some adventurous battle scenes that bolster the […]

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A BIGGER SPLASH

A BIGGER SPLASH: FEATURING DAVID HOCKNEY (1974) DUAL FORMAT EDITION, BFI, CERT. 15 (CATALOGUE NUMBER: BFIB1137) At times of intense Hockney the normally sedate Tate Britain will be opening until midnight to cope with the crush for their acclaimed retrospective. Having elbowed our way through the crowds, we were inspired to spend a lazy Sunday morning with A […]

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SABU

SABU, MICHAEL LAWRENCE, BFI/PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, LONDON, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-84457-455-1). Sometimes sheltering from the storm requires little more than escapism and wonder. Indian actor Sabu* enthralled audiences in Britain and the United States from the 1930s to the 1960s. Plucked from a childhood tending elephants by documentarists Robert and Frances Flaherty, his films are shot through with a unique spirt of […]

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LUCY RAVEN: EDGE OF TOMORROW

LUCY RAVEN: EDGE OF TOMORROW (Serpentine Galleries & Koenig Books, 2016) published to accompany LUCY RAVEN: EDGE OF TOMORROW at Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens, London from 08.12.16 to 12.02.17. For those intrigued by the production of moving images, exhibition catalogue LUCY RAVEN: EDGE OF TOMORROW is a reel treasure. Echoing the themes of globalisation embedded […]

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THE FUNHOUSE

THE FUNHOUSE (1981), LIMITED EDITION, ARROW VIDEO, CERT. 15 (CATALOGUE NUMBER FCD477). We spent Sunday strolling through THE FUNHOUSE. What did we learn? The famously inarticulate Tobe Hooper (literally, everyone talks about it), turns out to be a witty killer with a one-liner. By the end of Arrow Video’s limited edition blu-ray, the filmmaker’s self-deprecating style even convinced us to […]

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