Gray’s Anatomy

One of the great raconteurs of stage and screen, Spalding Gray, came together with one of cinema’s boldest image-makers, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, for Gray’s Anatomy, a spellbinding adaptation of Gray’s 1993 monologue of the same name (cowritten with Renée Shafransky). In it, Gray, with typical sardonic relish, chronicles his arduous journey through the diagnosis and treatment of a rare and alarming ocular condition. For the monologist, this experience occasioned a meditation on illness and mortality, medicine and metaphysics; for the filmmaker, it was a chance to experiment with ways of bringing his subject’s words to brilliant, eye-opening life.

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Gray’s Anatomy was originally published on Divine Aim

Le Mans 2014

2014 saw the eagerly anticipated return of Porsche to the Le Mans fray. The 919 hybrid looked to add to the legend forged by cars like the 917, 956 and 911. Le Mans in 2014 is a very different proposition to that faced by the Munich company’s designers and engineers in 1998 when they last won the historic race outright. Audi, Porsche’s stablemate certainly weren’t going to hand their hard won LMP1 crown to Porsche without a fight and (relatively) new kids on the block Toyota had their sights firmly set on a first win. In short, Porsche had a heck of a hill to climb. It all made for one of the most thrilling Le Mans 24 races in recent memory and gave the commentary team at Radio Le Mans more than enough subject matter for their marathon efforts. Add in to the mixture a truly exciting LMP2 class and some great racing amongst the GTEs and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the most prestigious motor race on the calendar. Duke’s review features four hours of the best highlights, packed full of close-ups, in car shots, pit lane angles and spectacular (though thankfully not serious) crashes and you’ve got the best Le mans review of all time. We love it and we hope you do too.

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Le Mans 2014 was originally published on Divine Aim

Warlock III: The End of Innocence

Over 300 years ago, a demonic Warlock tried unsuccessfully to sacrifice the offspring of a witch in an attempt to create his eternal bride of darkness. But his plan failed and he was banished, until now…Determined to learn more about the family she never knew,Kris Miller (Ashley Laurence) and her college friends decide to spend the weekend in the abandoned 16th century mansion that was left to Kris as part of her inheritance. Their weekend getaway is interrupted by a mysterious stranger (Bruce Payne) with an evil agenda. Slowly, he begins to prey upon each of Kris’ friends, manipulating their vulnerabilities and weaknesses with horrific torture. Yet his true unfinished business lies with Kris. Trapped in a living hell, Kris must escape the warlock or become the ultimate sacrifice for the satanic race.

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Warlock III: The End of Innocence was originally published on Divine Aim

Breaking a Monster

Three 7th graders play heavy metal/speed punk as the band “Unlocking the Truth.” When the band’s internet fame explodes they go from playing music they love, to the very adult world of touring, managers and a $1.8 million record contract.

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Breaking a Monster was originally published on Divine Aim

The Doors – When You’re Strange

When You’re Strange is a breathtaking journey into the hypnotic world of The Doors. This documentary film uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock quartet and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of the music and legacy. Written and directed by Tom DiCillo, narrated by Johnny Depp, and produced by legendary producer, Dick Wolf, this film is a riveting account of the band’s history.

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The Doors – When You’re Strange was originally published on Divine Aim

Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall

Selling over 200 million records worldwide, Pink Floyd has produced some of the most celebrated music in Rock history. Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason were at the frontier of the progressive rock movement; wielding a unique and revolutionary sound that pushed the boundaries of musical expression, mixing the newest techniques and technology with classic guitar riffs, powerful solos and haunting vocals. Pink Floyd s music was inimitable, psychedelic and utterly astounding. Throughout a career spanning nearly four decades, Pink Floyd have produced innumerable masterpieces, enjoyed tremendous success, suffered great tragedy and endured a bitter and public division which became legendary in its self. This is a tale of the rise of one of the greatest rock bands in the world. The programme includes very personal contemporary interviews with the band which is dispersed between rare footage clips of them on stage and on video. This is the definitive story of Pink Floyd, from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to The Division Bell and all stops in between.

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Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall was originally published on Divine Aim