The BBC will never make a documentary about The Action. To be honest, with two members sadly no longer with us, they’ve missed their chance anyway. But back in 2000, someone did – it was called In The Lap Of The Mods.
Jazz meets Shakespeare in a pre-swinging London – that’s All Night Long in a nutshell.
One thing is for sure, Paris Blues is a supremely-cool movie. It’s also available for not a lot of cash on DVD.
Absolute Beginners – it was the film franchise that couldn’t fail. A cult novel that reads like a film screenplay, a ‘hip’ director and a bag load of goodwill. But it did fail – and unlike most movies that get ripped apart by the critics, this one didn’t even get […]
The Wigan Casino meant nothing to me at the time. I was too young, Lego and Subbuteo were my kicks, but I was still aware of it, with two older sisters who used to make the short journey from Bolton to Wigan every weekend.
If I had to pick my top 10 films of the 60s…this vehicle for the Spencer Davis Group would not be one of them. But it does have some very nice redeeming features that save it from the scrapheap.
Gonks Go Beat has achieved near-mythical status – despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that no-one has seen it. Well, now we have the chance to see the movie in all its remastered glory, thanks to a reissue as part of Optimum’s Beat Classics collection.
The final instalment (for now) of Optimum’s 60s Beat Classics series is a film in name only – essentially Pop Gear is just one long music show.