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Extraordinary documentary about a imposter who takes the identity of a missing American teenager, and although looking nothing like him, is welcomed back into the family. As the film develops it becomes clear that the family may have their own reasons for wanting to believe that the imposter is real. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966604/

I caught Baz Lurman’s latest last week.  As you might imagine, there is a massive amount of associated advertising hype around the film here in Oz, with seemingly every possible Aussie wine yard, state, holiday resort, beer,  jumping onto the bandwagon The film itself is a bit of a let down and it suffers from not really deciding what kind of film it is.  The first hour is more like “Carry on in the outback” with a wide range of Aussie cliche’s trotted out – so you get the stubbly…

Well I finally got to Control, the film of my all time favourite band and singer.  I never dreamt I’d see it in sunny Sydney.  A cold, bleak, English, late Autumn day, wth the final leaves dropping from the trees would have been far more appropriate.  Anyway, it is fucking superb.  The best we hoped for really.  There’s no point in doing a review becuase there are loads of them already out there.  Ian Curtis still remains an enigma, but that is how is…

Control the new film about Ian Curtis debuted in Cannes yesterday and has got rave reviews by those who have seen it.  Still not sure who will go and see it, though I definitely will of course, tho it is not due for official release until September in the UK.   Independent article: http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article2539376.ece   Guardian review: http://film.guardian.co.uk/cannes2007/story/0,,2082706,00.html     Post Script on New Order: Control also comes on the news that New Order have split up and this time it looks like it will…