And while I am at it, the DVD of last year’s Control is out soon and is similarly indispensable (even if you don’t care much for post-punk music). Anton Corbijn’s film about Ian Curtis – the Joy Division singer who committed suicide in 1980 – is mesmerically shot in black and white, with strong performances all round led by Sam Riley as Curtis and Samantha Morton as his wife, Debbie. There are some nice extras, too, including a “Making Of” mini-documentary which reveals the lengths to which the actors went so that they could actually play the band’s songs live (a cornerstone of the film’s authenticity). Perfect viewing for a man about to turn 40. As Curtis put it in one of his songs: Is this the start of it all?