The Prince look and the Prince sound collide with spectacular – and often brutal – results in the legendary ‘Purple Rain’. Now streaming at SBS On Demand.
The front cover of the 1984 soundtrack to the film Purple Rain features one of the most famous images of 1980s American pop culture: Prince, straddling a purple motorbike, sits at night outside a yellow-lit apartment where his caped co-star...
One of the film's successes is that it coherently keeps track of these disparate characters in an interesting way. Writer/director Clinton Smith has chosen a hyped-up reality look in terms of colours and angles, that matches his inner-city drug...
Spike Lee returns with a timely cry of the heart.
Ann Hornaday  With its titular city again making unsettling headlines this week, Chi-Raq arrives like an audacious, confounding, unabashedly sincere cry of the heart.
‘The film weaves those many small details to re-create the angry, racist world N.W.A. came out of.’
It’s rare that a band made famous by controversy can stay relevant even a few years on. But more than two decades later, N.W.A.’s music still has the power to shock and startle. Director F. Gary Grey’s 150-minute biopic doesn’t make an especially...
The Movie Show reviews The Commitments.
Margaret: Alan Parker, maker of Midnight Express, Fame, Angel Heart, etc., has been looking for that breakthrough film for a while. Maybe with The Commitments he's found it. The film is set in modern Dublin, looking at times almost post...