Film & DVD Reviews


WStone's Bush-whacker missies its mark


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

Quantum Of Solace

Quantum Of SolaceDaniel Craig's James Bond returns for revenge

The Beatles/ Cirque Du Soleil - All Together Now

The Beatles/ Cirque Du Soleil - All Together NowBehind-the-scenes of the staging of LOVE...

Burn After Reading

Burn After ReadingBig names, spies and laughter in the dark from the Coen Brothers

Entourage - The Complete Fourth Season

Entourage - The Complete Fourth SeasonVince Chase's posse return, more of the Emmy award winnning 'dramedy'

Eraserhead, The Short Films Of David Lynch

Eraserhead, The Short Films Of David LynchCult classic meticulously remastered – plus six of the director’s surrealist shorts


GomorrahSee Naples and die - griity, back-to-basics mob movie with a difference

Saxondale - Series 2

Saxondale - Series 2Steve Coogan's exquisite second-helping of self-loathing in Stevenage

Heavy Load

Heavy LoadThe trials of a punk band made up of men with learning disabilities and their care workers

Righteous Kill

Righteous KillRobert De Niro, Al Pacino; together for the first time since Heat


RedbeltTechnical knockout: David Mamet does a fight movie

Heavy Metal In Baghdad

Heavy Metal In BaghdadRocking against all odds - the story of Acrassicauda

Tropic Thunder

Tropic ThunderBen Stiller's hysterical war movie send-up takes aim at Hollywood


RocknRollaGuy Ritchie returns to form with shaggy-dog caper

Pineapple Express

Pineapple ExpressStoner comedy from Superbad writers - with bloody brawls and shootouts!

Somers Town

Somers TownThis is London: Shane Meadows lightens up and heads down South

The Wackness

The WacknessSir Ben Kingsley adds spice to low-budget comedy mix


Editor's Letter

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.