Film & DVD Reviews

ATTACK THE BLOCK

ATTACK THE BLOCKBritish sci-fi action comedy, with aliens versus hoodies on a Brixton estate...

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - ON STRANGER TIDES

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - ON STRANGER TIDESSail on, sailor. Johnny Depp and co hit the waters once again. Now in 3D!

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...

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Introducing… Elvis Costello: The Ultimate Music Guide


In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call...