Film & DVD Reviews

UPSIDE DOWN - THE CREATION RECORDS STORY

UPSIDE DOWN - THE CREATION RECORDS STORYBelieve the hype! The simple tale of a legendary label...

HANNA

HANNAThe teen-terminator! Inventive, sleek spy fantasy...

THOR

THORHit the Norse! Latest comic book adapation, about a man and his hammer.

YOUR HIGHNESS

YOUR HIGHNESSLewdly funny adventure fantasy. Bow down for a new star...

SOURCE CODE

SOURCE CODEMore brainy sci-fi from the writer/director of Moon...

THE EAGLE

THE EAGLEWatchable, if flawed sword and sandals adventure...

BENDA BILILI!

BENDA BILILI!Heart-rending doc about Kinshasa street musicians...

SUBMARINE

SUBMARINEQuirky, low-key comedy from IT Crowd man...

NORWEGIAN WOOD

NORWEGIAN WOODSlow adaptation of Murakami’s ’60s-set novel...

ANIMAL KINGDOM

ANIMAL KINGDOMTense, low-rent crime saga from Oz’s suburban badlands...

NEVER LET ME GO

NEVER LET ME GOLooks like a period drama. Is actually a rather English sci-fi...

RABBIT HOLE

RABBIT HOLESubtle and realistic study of a couple under pressure...

THE FIGHTER

THE FIGHTERPowerful “one last shot” boxing drama. But the real action is out of the ring...

TRUE GRIT

TRUE GRITThe Coens – plus Jeff Bridges – take on John Wayne’s legacy. The result is a brilliant Western...

BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWANCompelling thriller explores ballet’s dark side...

MORGAN - A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT

MORGAN - A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENTManic “screwball tragedy”, and an undisputed high point of ’60s British cinema...

127 HOURS

127 HOURSDanny Boyle follows Slumdog with another rather unexpected masterpiece...

THE KING'S SPEECH

THE KING'S SPEECHWitty heritage drama charts George IV’s rise to the throne...

THE TRIP

THE TRIPSteve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s B-road movie. Delightfully daft but poignant, too...

SOMEWHERE

SOMEWHEREFather-daughter dysfunction in Hollywood, from none other than Sofia Coppola. Intimate and very...

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The 28th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


There's a song on this new Purling Hiss album, playing again now, that sounds more or less like "Debaser" played by Dinosaur Jr. Along with the intensely spirited debut by Mary Timony's Ex-Hex and a comp of the pre-...