Film & DVD Reviews

The Devils

The DevilsKen Russell's controversial classic, restored to its original glory...

Rolling Thunder

Rolling ThunderPaul Schrader’s long unavailable ‘70s Viet vet revenge thriller now on DVD...

Game Of Thrones Series 1

Game Of Thrones Series 1It may inhabit a fantasy world far away, but HBO’s epic saga stalks familiar territory...

Rampart

RampartGritty police drama from James Ellroy...

Carnage

CarnageRoman Polanski's latest

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May MarlenePsychological, cult-escapee drama...

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool Place

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool PlaceThe birth of the hippy dream, caught on camera...

Young Adult

Young AdultPitch black comedy from the team behind Juno...

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk EmpireHBO's handsome, if flawed, Prohibition era crime drama...

The Descendants

The DescendantsOscar nominated George Clooney leads funny, sophisticated drama...

Coriolanus

CoriolanusShakespeare tragedy gets aggressive Balkan makeover...

Shame

ShameDirected by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan When the Manhattan branch of...

The Iron Lady

The Iron LadyThatcher: The Motion PictureDIRECTED BY Phyllida Lloyd STARRING Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent Rarely...

The Artist

The ArtistAn unsentimental tribute to the silent era...It is very easy to become consumed by a cosy nostalgia...

Hammett

HammettOne (or rather, three) from the heart of Coppola’s American Zoetrope dream...Hammett was intended...

STRAW DOGS

STRAW DOGSRemake of Peckinpah shocker lacks original’s impact...

CONTAGION

CONTAGIONMedical disaster flick: Soderbergh goes viral...

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVINIntense big-screen take on a publishing sensation...

TYRANNOSAUR

TYRANNOSAURPaddy Considine’s directorial debut – a strong cast excels in an orgy of suffering...

GEORGE HARRISON - LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

GEORGE HARRISON - LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLDWithin him, without him. Scorsese’s four-hour study reveals the ‘quiet one’ as a seriously...

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Editor's Letter

Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...