Film & DVD Reviews

THE EXPENDABLES

THE EXPENDABLESStallone’s all-star action film misses a trick...

THE ILLUSIONIST

THE ILLUSIONISTMagical, melancholy animation from Belleville Rendezvous director

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYESSuperior Argentinian police thriller

GAINSBOURG

GAINSBOURGBiopic of sleazy-listening icon, with added magical realism...

INCEPTION

INCEPTIONChristopher Nolan's excellent, upmarket multiplex thriller

THE EXILES

THE EXILESFor those fascinated by the myths and mysteries of old Los Angeles, this is the city at its rawest...

LEAVING (PARTIR)

LEAVING (PARTIR)Kristin Scott Thomas on peerless form (again) in French drama...

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE - A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE - A FILM ABOUT THE DOORSWhen this movie’s over, turn out the lights...

TETRO

TETROCoppola’s latest take on family tensions is self-indulgent but beguiling...

WHATEVER WORKS

WHATEVER WORKSThe Woody/Larry coalition: not all it should be, sadly

BROOKLYN'S FINEST

BROOKLYN'S FINESTServiceable cop drama, with a debt to The Wire...

THE BROTHERS BLOOM

THE BROTHERS BLOOMQuirky con-artist caper from Brick director...

THE KILLER INSIDE ME

THE KILLER INSIDE MEUnsettling lust-noir, with serious bodycount...

GREENBERG

GREENBERGMidlife crisis! Ben Stiller breaks new ground in droll comedy-drama set in the LA suburbs...

AMERICAN - THE BILL HICKS STORY

AMERICAN - THE BILL HICKS STORYLife of the outlaw comic by those who knew him best...

LEBANON

LEBANONFine anti-war film, set in a tank...

BAD LIEUTENTANT - PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS

BAD LIEUTENTANT - PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANSNicolas Cage excels in Werner Herzog’s inventive – and gloriously grim – cop thriller...

FOUR LIONS

FOUR LIONSChris Morris dares to take on Jihadi terrorism in his grimly funny film debut...

WHIP IT

WHIP ITAmiable, girl-powered sports flick from Drew Barrymore...

THE GHOST

THE GHOSTPolanski takes on Robert Harris’ anti-Blair satire...

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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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