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To celebrate the start of Wimbledon this week, here are five of cinema’s most memorable games, sets and matches. Who else belongs on the list?
Swedish trailblazer Neneh Cherry virtually revolutionised the late 80s pop scene with a ground-breaking debut, Raw Like Sushi, that still sounds as fresh, daring and vibrant as anything that the likes of M.I.A., Santigold or any one of the genre-hopping female artists inspired by her perfect blend of rebellion and playfulness have managed since.
Minneapolis five-piece Poliça have been championed by both Jay-Z and Bon Iver (whose guitarist Mike Noyce appears here on two tracks), but there's little in the way of stadium hip-hop or wistful alt-folk on their debut album, Give You the Ghost.
Following on from his slightly unnecessary reworking of 'Titanic' for the small screen last year, 'Downton Abbey' writer Julian Fellowes now tackles another story which transformed Leonardo Di Caprio into the ultimate mid-90s pin-up with the latest big-screen adaptation of 'Romeo & Juliet.'
In an era when artists are expected to bare their souls via various social networks on a daily basis, it’s quite the feat that Berlin-based Mancunian producer Holy Other has managed to remain so enigmatic, with both his real name and face yet to be unveiled.
Combining the shoegaze melodies of the Cocteau Twins and the cinematic dream-pop of M83 with saxophone riffs worthy of a mid-80s NYC skyline, and an inspired use of film dialogue which perfectly encapsulates their escapist intentions, Scandinavian trio Postiljonen delivered one of this year’s most effortlessly blissful records with their debut, Skyer.
Won by Christoph Waltz for his second consecutive scene-stealing performance in a Quentin Tarantino movie, the 2013 Oscars’ Best Supporting Actor category was rather special in that all five nominees had previously picked up an Academy Award.
The makers of Doctor Who are certainly ringing in the changes for the upcoming eighth series of the BBC's sci-fi drama. Alongside a brand new doctor in the shape of The Thick Of It star Peter Capaldi, its first two episodes will be directed by Ben Wheatley, the cult auteur responsible for some of the most twisted and deliciously dark British films of the 21st Century.
With his acoustic blues-folk sound and timeless soulful voice, singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has been favorably compared with the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Terry Callier, and Van Morrison.
A familiar presence on the London underground circuit for several years, the multi-talented Paloma Faith eventually broke into the mainstream thanks to her theatrical image and retro-soul sound.