Film & DVD Reviews

The Wrestler

The WrestlerMickey Rourke finds redemption in a role he was born to play

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog MillionaireDanny Boyle does TV shows and gangsters... in Mumbai

Che - Part One

Che - Part OneBenicio Del Toro dominates hard-going actioner

Black God White Devil

Black God White DevilBrazilian cinema's sprawling brutal classic by Glauber Rocha still astonishes

This Sporting Life

This Sporting LifeHaunting, hard-as-nails "British New Wave" drama

Gonzo- The Life & Work Of Dr Hunter S Thompson

Gonzo- The Life & Work Of Dr Hunter S ThompsonBrilliant, honest documentary about the late, great and flawed writer

Bicycle Thieves

Bicycle ThievesWelcome re-issue for Italian Oscar winning director's classic

HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY

HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMYRENTAL AND RETAIL DVD & RETAIL BLU RAY (UNIVERSAL PICTURES, WIDESCREEN)

RIVALS

RIVALSTwo brothers on both sides of the law in gritty French cop flick | Dir: Jacques Maillot | St:...

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life

Patti Smith: Dream Of LifeAn intimate portrait of the punk poet - but does it delve deep enough?

Changeling

ChangelingUncut's film of the month, Clint Eastwood directs

What Just Happened?

What Just Happened?Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and Bruce Willis team up in loose canon satire

Choke

ChokeSuitablt twisted treatment of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's fourth

Waltzes With Bashir

Waltzes With BashirHarrowing animation about the 1982 Lebanon War

Tigrero - A Film That Was Never Made

Tigrero - A Film That Was Never MadeCaptivating documentary as Jim Jarmusch joins Sam Fuller on a journey through the past

The Baader Meinhoff Complex

The Baader Meinhoff ComplexEuro-terror meets Bonnie and Clyde

W

WStone's Bush-whacker missies its mark

Hunger

HungerUnflinching view of IRA 'martyr' Bobby Sands

Of Time And The City

Of Time And The CityMournful, scornful docu-memoir of Liverpool blends music, poetry and archive footage

Charley Varrick

Charley VarrickLow-key heist thriller of ruthless intelligence

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D'Angelo's "Black Messiah": some first thoughts


When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes". Since waking up...