Once upon a time in Hollywood, Al Pacino’s name was not a byword for lukewarm thrillers or lacklustre romcoms. Turning 79 today and still in possession of one of the most bankable faces in the movies, Pacino’s popular reputation sentimentally … Continue reading Al Pacino at 80: In praise of Dog Day Afternoon
There exists an amusingly prescient clip of The Rolling Stones being interviewed for television in the late 1970s. Asked why the band elected to call their 14th studio album Some Girls guitarist Keith Richards – topless, cross-legged, cradling a cigarette … Continue reading The Rolling Stones’ last outlaw stand – Some Girls at 40
Somebody That I Used to Know has sold more than ten million copies worldwide, topping the charts in 23 countries; it’s one of the most successful pop songs of recent years. But why? Rob Garratt dissects the track to take … Continue reading Anatomy of a hit: Just why is Gotye’s Somebody I Used to Know every-f-ing-where right now?