Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust for Life’

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust for Life’

There’s a progression implied in the title – from Born to Die to Lust for Life, in the space of five years. For the first time, Lana Del Rey smiles on an album cover, flowers in her hair. There’s power in images, in archetypes, particularly for someone...
Movie Diary 14/3/17

Movie Diary 14/3/17

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) – The movie’s weaknesses are obvious: Martin Sheen’s narration frequently belabours points already made by the images; the black soldiers are, predictably, the first to die; and Coppola never tops the “Ride of the...