Tag Archives: Faust

SFF: Faust – Sokurov reads between the lines.

  Easily my most challenging moment of the Sydney Film Festival was Alexander Sokurov’s Faust – a film I billed as the best of the festival until I saw Holy Motors, which for me just nudged Faust to the side. In some ways the two films are very similar, taking a dystopian, ultra contemporary view of […]

Sydney Film Festival 6 June to 17 June 2012 – My home for the next 12 days.

Lucky lucky me starts my Sydney Film Festival experience tonight – hot hot hot on the heels of Cannes, I have several of the Cannes line-up and winners to see, as well as a slew of other wonderful films. Of particular interest is the films Holy Motors (trailer featured above) and “Moonrise Kingdon” as they […]

Lard Free: I’m Around About Midnight – Freakout French prog-post-jazz

This is a lovely little piece of 1973 French ahead-of-its-time-ism for your listening pleasure.  This is a bit of a staple for me; one I return to time and time again, which in a world filled with music means a lot.   ok – yes it’s true, I’m un unrepentant Francophile (well inner-city-left-wing-Praiseanphile to be more […]

Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 41 – 45

This post is part of a series. You can see the previous post here. Oh it’s all happening here today with this selection of amazing music. Its the first half of the 1970’s still, and the most brilliant musicians are learning about musique concrete and jazz fusion and adding it to funk, blues and groovy jazz heat. […]