Film & DVD Reviews

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...

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...

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Editor's Letter

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015


Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.

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