The second issue of Electric Sheep is now ready and we have some rich pickings for you to graze on. First we take a magnifying glass to the weird and wonderful world of visionary animators The Brothers Quay with an interview and a review of their DVD of dazzlingly inventive shorts.
Next we rave about David Lynch’s vertiginous Inland Empire, which sees the eccentric director at his unhinged best. Also out this month is The Family Friend, Paolo Sorrentino’s provocative follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Consequences of Love. And we take a look at Samurai 7, a futuristic anime version of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, showing at the Barbican as part of their Japanimation series.
To kick off our new ‘Rock’n’Roll Movies’ series we have a review of Performance, Nicolas Roeg’s classic study of sixties rock decadence, newly released on DVD. We mark the release of a Guillermo del Toro boxset we have a feature on the Mexican enfant terrible while elsewhere we go all right-on with counterculture documentary Berkeley in the Sixties. And the DVD re-release of Michael Powell’s haunting thriller Peeping Tom is the occasion for an essay exploring the film’s connections with the mythological figure of Medusa.
Last but not least, we’re very excited to have all-girl London band The Schla-la-las launch our brand new Film Jukebox Ã¢â‚¬â€œ every month we’ll ask a band to pick their ten all-time favourite films. Take a look at the Schlas’ exuberantly eclectic selection here!
Don’t forget that every month we’ll give you the chance to get your cinephile hands on a film prize Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all you have to do to win is spin the Film Roulette! We’re pleased to announce that our February winner is Anna Smith. Well done Anna, you’ve won a DVD of 13 (Tzameti), courtesy of Revolver Entertainment. This month we have a truly special, beautifully packaged DVD of The Brothers Quay Shorts, courtesy of the BFI. So get spinning!.
The Electric Sheep Magazine team