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Rebels without a pause

New York Beat Movie (Downtown 81) – 1981: Rambling, amateurish and often incoherent, this film portrays the day-to-day routine of Jean-Michel Basquiat: artist and (sometime) musician, as he tries to survive amidst rappers, junkies, gangsters, strippers, models and uptown art-lovers.

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Movie Of The Week: Legal Eagles

Plot: New York, 1968. Beautiful Chelsea Deardon is celebrating her 8th birthday with a swinging party in her father’s artist loft/studio in Soho. Chelsea’s old dad is a celebrated painter and he has dedicated a special picture to her with

Movie of the Week: Modigliani

Jeanne is confronted with a terrible truth – although she has loved to the edge of madness, her Modigliani is also one of the most overrated artists of all time.

Movie of The Week: Basquiat

Of all the Hollywood movies about artists perhaps one of the best known of the last decade is Julian Schnabel’s affectionate 1996 biopic of his friend Jean-Michel Basquiat. The movie is great example of the ‘troubled genius’ approach to making