Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
"The alias of Wolverhampton, England-based producer Darren Cunningham, Actress was credited with some of the least predictable, categorization-defying electronic dance music of the 2000s. Since debuting in 2004 with the No Tricks 12" on his own Werk Discs label, Cunningham juggled a diverse array of inspirations -- including early-'80s funk and electro, art rock, raw and classicist house, and noise -- while putting a fresh, challenging spin on them." (Allmusic.com)
His album Splazsh was declared best album of the year 2010 by the music magazine The Wire.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
On the Russian front in 1944 a German Private receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind.
Well-produced and tasteful adaptation of the Erich Maria Remarque (who even plays a bit part) is unfortunately turned into a romantic melodrama.
Halliwell*: "Interesting but preachy and generally misguided attempt, by the studio which made All Quiet on the Western Front and The Road Back, to repeat the dose in colour and wide screen."
Maltin***: "Intensely dramatic love story...Well-directed version of Erich Maria Remarque novel..."