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Escape to Puerto Rico, Hunter S Thompson style

May 11, 2009


It’s the sort of reporting that makes you feel better.  Jason Booth’s almost poetic comentary on a recent trip to Puerto Rico inspired by Hunter S Thompson’s novel The Rum Diaries soothes over you, an effect due as much to its delivery as its content. Retracing the steps of the fleeing Gonzo journalist, Booth escapes the media hubbub […]

Shooting Silvio

April 14, 2009


Great title for a film all about a man who wants to assasinate Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. Unsurprisingly the Italian centre-right is up in arms about the network premiere of the film on Sky (Italy) tonight. It has been denounced as a “bad taste” and even worse as “incitement to violence against the premier”. Check out the preview […]

McQueen’s Bafta honour for Hunger

February 9, 2009


A big shout out to my cousin Steve McQueen who, last night at the Bafta awards, scooped The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement for Hunger, based on IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, which has already won numerous awards.   This memorable, ground-breaking film has kind of been eclipsed by the hype surrounding Slumdog Millionare […]

Burn after reading

October 16, 2008


The online campaign for Burn After Reading is very hip (as the microsite). check out the shit hot video player in the middle of the Guardian Unlimited homepage. Loving the crystal clear images! The international microsite is for the latest film from the Oscar-winners Joel and Ethan Coen was created by Redberry Digital. Hats off to […]

UK premier of Bassweight, dubstep documentary

October 15, 2008


The word dubstep first came to my attention at an artistic salon I went to at the Bethnal Green Men’s Working Club back in 2006. It was, admittedly, an unlikely setting.  Chatting about writing for Rolling Stone Italy to a Dutch DJ sharing my table, I mentioned that I was on the look out for […]