Film & DVD Reviews

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...

RED STATE

RED STATEStrange tale of Christian fundamentalists under siege...

DRIVE

DRIVEGreat gangster pulp from Bronson director...

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyA perfectly chilly Cold War thriller...Directed by Tomas Alfredson Starring Gary Oldman, Colin...

TROLL HUNTER

TROLL HUNTERTrolls run amok in faux doc/horror romp

KILL LIST

KILL LISTA fresh, weird spin on the hitman genre...

HERE'S A HEALTH TO THE BARLEY MOW

HERE'S A HEALTH TO THE BARLEY MOW44 films celebrating the folk customs, songs and dances of Great Britain...

THE SKIN I LIVE IN

THE SKIN I LIVE INMedical drama meets sexual farce in Spanish maestro’s unnervingly eccentric fable...

SUPER 8

SUPER 8Spielberg-produced sci-fi spectacular...

THE KINGDOM

THE KINGDOMReinventing the hospital drama: Lars von Trier’s extraordinary TV experiment...

BEGINNERS

BEGINNERSBittersweet oddity featuring a gay dad and a talking dog...

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUNRutger Hauer IS a hobo with, y’know… a shotgun!

TREE OF LIFE

TREE OF LIFEA dazzingly ambitious philosophical folly...

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The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015


This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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