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  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The slim scene with Creed on the stereo was good, channeling Alan Partridge and the Black Beauty theme tune.

  • Hideaway

    Hideaway

    ★★★

    Trevor Jones pulled out his distinctive MIDI guitar from Labyrinth and without changing a single setting, knocked out an industrial metal score with bad but charming results.

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  • No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

    No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

    ★★½

    The description states that No Manifesto tells the whole story of the Manic Street Preachers. It does not.
    The film was shot around 2004/5, after which the footage was canned and festered for a decade. What has come out is a poorly made inadvertent document of the band's wilderness years. Viewed in contrast against the recent forward-thinking, relevant, focused and successful Futurology album, as well as the sold-out The Holy Bible tours (on which The Manics gave the best performance…

  • Animal Kingdom

    Animal Kingdom

    ★★★★

    Heavy Mendelsohn menace.