Film & DVD Reviews

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...

MONSTERS

MONSTERSLow-budget romance… with giant aliens!

THE AMERICAN

THE AMERICANAnton Corbijn’s poetic take on the Euro-thriller. Clooney stars with impeccable restraint...

ANOTHER YEAR

ANOTHER YEARLeigh’s latest study of ordinary life is among his best...

LET ME IN

LET ME INRed-blooded remake of superior Swedish vampire drama...

CARLOS

CARLOSThe infamous terrorist, captured brilliantly for French TV...

THE ARBOR

THE ARBORPortrait of tragic British playwright Andrea Dunbar...

WHERE'S THE MONEY, RONNIE? / SMALL TIME

WHERE'S THE MONEY, RONNIE? / SMALL TIMEFrom the mean streets of Nottingham, two formative Shane Meadows shorts from ’95 and ’96...

WALL STREET - MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

WALL STREET - MONEY NEVER SLEEPSGordon Gekko’s back: but not with a bang...

BURIED

BURIEDTense one-man thriller. Set in a coffin in Iraq...

THE TOWN

THE TOWNBen Affleck directs and stars in Boston crime caper...

I'M STILL HERE

I'M STILL HEREAlleged documentary about the decline of Joaquin Phoenix. Bad rapping follows...

WINTER'S BONE

WINTER'S BONECold, hard hillbilly thriller, set in Missouri’s unforgiving Ozarks...

CERTIFIED COPY

CERTIFIED COPYMarital unease elegantly explored in Tuscany...

THE EXPENDABLES

THE EXPENDABLESStallone’s all-star action film misses a trick...

THE ILLUSIONIST

THE ILLUSIONISTMagical, melancholy animation from Belleville Rendezvous director

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYESSuperior Argentinian police thriller

GAINSBOURG

GAINSBOURGBiopic of sleazy-listening icon, with added magical realism...

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The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about Xylouris White and their "Goats" album a few weeks...