‘Critics Choice’ – Critically acclaimed DVDs of 2009

August 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Posted in DVD, DVD Documentary, DVD Film, DVD Music, Library_News | Leave a comment

The following list of DVDs has been compiled from critics’ reviews in magazines and websites.

Sources used include imdb.com, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and the magazines: Empire, Mojo, Uncut, Q, Real Groove, Rip It Up, Rolling Stone

Best DVDs of 2009 (so far):

  • Frost/Nixon
  • Slumdog millionaire
  • Pineapple express
  • Milk
  • The visitor
  • Changeling
  • Wilco: Ashes of American flags
  • Battlestar Galactica: season four, part two
  • Young@heart
  • 24: redemption
  • Watchmen animated: tales of the black freighter
  • Leonard Cohen live in London
  • Bones season 3
  • Jeff Beck: Performing this week live at Ronnie Scott’s
  • Futurama: Into the wild green yonder
  • He’s just not that into you
  • Doctor Who: Planet of the dead
  • Naked weapon
  • Stevie Wonder: Live at last, a wonderful summer’s night
  • Whitechapel
  • Mistresses season 2
  • Go girls
  • Flight of the Conchords season 2

Live forever : the rise and fall of Britpop

December 23, 2007 at 4:00 pm | Posted in DVD Music | Leave a comment

Live forever : the rise and fall of Britpop takes a look at the 90’s love affair with Cool Britannia and the English music scene. Beginning with the glorious Stone Roses and continuing through to the demise of Oasis, the documentary follows the fortunes and misfortunes of some of the big names.

Rivalling the American grunge scene Britpop was influenced by the laddish working class culture of the day. It reflected the post Thatcher air of optimism – the sigh of relief and unbuttoning of the masses. The film explores this political climate and the way in which Tony Blair and the New Labour Party aligned themselves with the musicians in a rather blatant attempt to win over younger voters.

Director John Dower suggests that the movement died with Diana whose passing over shadowed the release of the third and final Oasis album. But the priceless interviews with the Gallagher brothers, Jarvis Cocker, Damien Hurst and others suggest that the over indulgence and subsequent apathy of some of the bands may have had more to do with it.

If you are a fan of the music you might want to check a couple of our newer aquisitions….

‘The Stone Roses’

‘Pulp – Different class’

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