Film & DVD Reviews

The Bling Ring

The Bling RingSofia Coppola's satire on celebrity obsession...

Before Midnight

Before MidnightBefore Midnight is the third in Richard Linklater’s intermittent catch-ups with Jesse and Celine,...

Man Of Steel

Man Of Steel"Release the World Engine!"

Behind The Candelabra

Behind The CandelabraBehind The Candelabra reminds me a little of a Scorsese film, with Michael Douglas’ toupe in...

Made Of Stone

Made Of StoneThis isn't the one...

The Hangover Part III

The Hangover Part IIITired final act of lucrative gross-out franchise...

The Great Gatsby

The Great GatsbyThe cover story of this month’s Vanity Fair paints a disturbing picture of a major Hollywood movie...

Beware Of Mr Baker

Beware Of Mr BakerEntertaining documentary about the notoriously cantankerous drummer...

I'm So Excited!

I'm So Excited!Pedro Almodovar's latest: high altitude, high camp comedy...

The Look Of Love

The Look Of LoveA collaboration between filmmaker Michael Winterbottom and star Steve Coogan, where a lad from the...

Good Vibrations

Good VibrationsThere already exists a hefty body of work documenting the adventures of record label bosses from...

Reincarnated

ReincarnatedSnoop Dogg goes reggae; gets stoned...

Stoker

StokerHollywood has never quite known what to do with Park Chan-wook. On the face of it, a director of...

Hitchcock

HitchcockHitchcock arrives, rather inconveniently, two months after the superior BBC/HBO co-production The...

Flight

FlightWith Flight, director Robert Zemeckis has made a solid, unshowy character drama, the kind of film...

Lincoln

LincolnLincoln begins with the Battle of Jenkin’s Ferry in Arkansas in April, 1864, at the height of the...

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty is a companion piece to The Hurt Locker, the previous film from director Kathryn...

Fear And Desire

Fear And DesireKubrick's first film - a low budget treatise on war that compliments his later triumphs...

McCullin

McCullinDIRECTOR Jacqui and David Morris STARRING Don McCullin Towards the end of last year, war...

Amour

AmourMichael Haneke has often meted out cruel and unusual punishments to his characters. You might think...

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Editor's Letter

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...