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The Corporation as a psychopath. Film-maker Jennifer Abbot in interview

Monday, November 1st, 2004

The Corporation – a film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan – has been almost obscenely successful, for a documentary on an economic and legal subject, having grossed over three million dollars to date and scooping up rave reviews and awards left, right, and centre. Indeed, such has been the success, that film […]

Thunder, Lightning, Strike – The Go! Team in interview

Friday, October 1st, 2004

The Go! Team's debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, has made an impact as quickly and energetically as the title itself suggests, with praise coming from every angle of the British music press. NME, as reserved as ever, labelled them “one of the greatest bands in the world today”. So, who are the Go! Team? Are […]

Rejoice in the psychadelic sincerity of Devendra Banhart

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

The word came from Three Monkeys Online Spanish editor, in Barcelona, first: “hey, have you heard this guy Devendra Banhart? Everyone here is talking about him, you should check it out!”. A hop, skip and a jump later, I sat pleasantly bewildered by Banhart's latest album (his second) Rejoicing in the hands, with its gentle […]

Political Tragedy. The Navigators by Ken Loach

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

One of the joys of the summer time in Bologna, and many would say there are few as the city becomes extremely hot and humid between the months of June and September, is the profusion of open air cinemas that spring up, between some of the cities parks, and the big screen in the impressive […]

Master and Commander. Peter Weir and the filming of Master and Commander, the far side of the world.

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

The product of a combination between lo and hi tech approaches to film making. That's how film maker Peter Weir, opening Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, describes his latest film Master and Commander, an epic adaptation of one of novelist Richard O'Brian's best selling books, set at sea during the Napoleonic wars. Weir, the Australian […]