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Journey to the end of the night

May 29, 2009

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"Daniel leaves Ireland because this love and the new Republic of Ireland cannot co-exist. So he flees the island because of something negative, rather than because he is searching for love. I think a huge amount of people were suffocated by this new Ireland." Alan Kelly interviews Denis Kehoe.

An antic romp

May 29, 2009

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All three musketeers are of the ranks of the Eurozone’s unemployed and unemployable. Unskilled and poorly educated, they bitterly lament their derailment to third world status. The construction jobs they once took for granted are now filled by migrant labor from North Africa and Albania. On a drunken picnic Reno, Danilo & Quattro Formaggi hatch a plot to steal an ATM machine as the means to temporary financial nirvana. If this sounds a tad depressing, it’s not. Jonathan Woods reviews Niccolo Ammaniti's The Crossroads.

Songs From the Films of David Lynch

May 18, 2009

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His version of ‘Falling’ from Twin Peaks is initially hilarious and disconcerting, so much does it subvert the original, but on repeated listening it reveals a certain beauty and charm. De-synthed, he strips it down to its bones, speeds it up into a kind of bluegrass version with its own jaunty power, substituting the mesmerising quality for something more fun. Darran Anderson on Thomas Truax.

Three Poems

May 18, 2009

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I don’t blame you / Well maybe a little / Another reason I keep talking / Like I had a theory of everything / And why you think to live for ever / No great shakes / Too many full moons you say. By Paul Perry.

Dead again

May 6, 2009

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Bosch. Dante. Blake. Doré. Each had their own teeming and unique visions. For Flann O’Brien, it was a depressing rural village in Ireland where men slowly became bicycles. Will Self had the afterlife as simply a suburb of London. Darran Anderson reviews David Eagleman's Sum.

Outcasts, graphic violence & a bad ending

May 1, 2009

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"Baise-Moi has nothing to do with 'bad girls', it is a low budget, punk, violent movie. Forget the tits and cunts, for one second. The key words here should be: gun, death, fake blood. Not “pussy pussy pussy”. We did not know people would be so amazed about the “pussy pussy pussy” angle. I don’t care those two characters have cunts. They are archetypes: violent outcasts. Should not be always defined by them having cunts." Alan Kelly interviews Virginie Despentes.