Film & DVD Reviews

Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby GoneThoughtful, twisting, talent-heavy thriller of child abduction...from Ben Affleck?

Let's Get Lost

Let's Get LostThis biopic of the doomed trumpeter and baby-voiced crooner Chet Baker

Cassandra's Dream

Cassandra's DreamTruly dire cockney sibling drama with Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell

Major Dundee - The Restored Cut

Major Dundee - The Restored CutHeston headlines Peckinpah's 'lost-masterpiece', now restored to near glory

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull19 years since he last donned the Fedora, an older and slightly creakier Dr Jones is back...

Shotgun Stories

Shotgun StoriesIntimate, lyrical drama of small-town American feud

O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!Two-disc version of classic 1973 film, starring Malcom McDowell

Charlie Bartlett

Charlie BartlettHigh-school comedy, not as funny as the film it apes, stars Robert Downey Jr

Smart People

Smart PeopleFrustratingly slight, periodically fine US ensemble piece with Sarah Jessica Parker and Dennis...

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is LoveTony Palmer's magisterial documentary series, unseen since the late 70s

Bonnie And Clyde

Bonnie And ClydeStylised gangster legend which launched the New Hollywood

Skins Series 2

Skins Series 2Giving new meaning to the term: sixth-form drama

Iron Man - Uncut's First Review!

Iron Man - Uncut's First Review!The Marvel comic done in bombastic style, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jeff Bridges

Joy Division

Joy DivisionStriking documentary finds the dark art at the heart of the Joy Division story

South Park: The Complete Sixth Season

South Park: The Complete Sixth SeasonMinus the shock factor, and the subversion – could it still be funny?


HoneydripperThe birth pangs of rock’n’roll, re-imagined by John Sayles, starring Danny Glover

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah MarshallJudd Apatow stable mines comedy gold from guy getting dumped


PersepolisBold coming-of-age cartoon, set against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution, voiced by Catherine...

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go LuckyMike Leigh discovers optimism in cheerful London tale

In Bruges

In BrugesBelgium hosts Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes in violent black comedy


Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014

Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...