City of God - 10 Years Later | Extended Documentary Trailer

It’s hard to believe that City of God, one of my favourite films of all time, is already 10 years old. Back in 2002 the film entered the spotlight out of nowhere, quickly acquiring the attention of both critics and audiences alike. An ode to some of the tragic occurrences in the favelas of Brazil, the film, directed by Fernando Meirelles, centred on two friends growing up in a violent part of Rio de Janiero who end up following different paths, one becoming a photographer and the other becoming a drug dealer.Read more

Fred The Godson - 'Runnin' These Streets' | Music Video

Fred The Godson's had a hard time capitalising on his success as an XXL Freshmen in 2011, especially when you compare him to classmates like Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and even YG, but the Bronx spitter soldiers on. Taken from his DJ Drama/Gangsta Grillz-officiated City of God mixtape, which dropped back in November of last year, here we have the accompanying visuals for the "Runnin' These Streets" cut.Read more

The 10 Best Films Of The Decade

I was going to begin the following list quite simply by saying that Cinema is dead. However, the declaration of the death of any art form, and/or its generic constituents, has become such a redundant exercise in the past ten years that the assertion might not be worth the effort.

So given that Cinema might indeed be so long dead that its funeral came and went perhaps even before I was born; I present you with ten exceptionally rare occasions in which, for an average time of about one hundred and twenty minutes per incident, Cinema came thrusting back to life again in all its previous glory. Enjoy. Read more