The one true post Endgame MCU film that is valid, is of comparable quality and has a reason to be. It's also the most upsetting and extreme comic-book, super-hero film post Iron Man - conjuring up, not only horrific animal testing but the experiments on humans by the Nazi's and WW2 Japan. Somehow Rocket Racoon and his three compadres guileless optimism in the face of such horrors, makes it all far worse. How the hell did the extreme content here get a PG rating?!
Alongside Get Carter and Performance, one of the greatest hard edged 70s British gangster films. Despite being hugely influential on more trite post Lock Stock fair, this is a hugely complicated screenplay, with massive, almost Shakespearean themes as a never better Bob Hoskings, goes through a proto-Uncut Gems nightmare. With deals he cant hang onto anymore than what he already has. Visions of a fading and rising Thatcherite UK merge into a fever dream - with a stunning soundtrack - as Hoskins and a superb Helen Mirren, realise too late, the Barbarians at the gate are more than they can handle.
My irregular series on usually albums either denied classic status on release or forgotten about since. I'm not sure this album has been (completely) forgotten, but with the immortal duo Clipse reforming, a time to look back at what I call the best rap album released this century.
Perhaps the most valuable of the three unreleased pearls in Neil Young's archive series, this never released album features some of Young's most worshiped songs, and nearly all have ended up elsewhere, but it's a suit of songs of such quality that it would've been one of the best albums of the 70's.
The 8th album from arguably the best (last?) rock band on on Earth, is still good but with less reason to be than their previous albums, other than adding another three or four great QOTSA tracks to their live set.
The universal acclaim for this collection of outtakes from the esteemed New York music icon, is a perfect example of the emperors new clothes. A series of sketches, often so slight, you wonder if the artist would be furious they were even released. Definitely not worth having.
My series on mainly albums but also films, that were either denied classic status on release or have been forgotten about since - Hamburger Hill is both. Derided a little on release as a poor cousin of the defining Platoon and a lower rent Full Metal Jacket, this sometimes trite Vietnam film builds up to an incredible climax, redolent of the harrowing intensity of Come and See, far more than Saving Private Ryan.