Film & DVD Reviews

Manhattan Murder Mystery

We tend to damn Woody Allen's lighter comedies as 'just' comedies: if anyone else had come up with...

The Fourth Man

Paul Verhoeven's last pre-Hollywood film (from 1983) is a minor classic. Depressed alcoholic writer...

You Can't Take It With You

This 1938 Frank Capra outing may have won an Oscar but its tale of the son of a wealthy family (...

The Girl From Paris

Echoes of Jean De Florette only add to the charm of Christian Carion's bucolic visit to the Alpine...

Luc And Learn

Four of French innovator Besson's finest pre-Hollywood offerings

Russian Ark

Time-travelling movie filmed in a single, uncut shot

The Core

OPENED MARCH 28, CERT 12A, 135 MINS The Earth's molten core has stopped spinning, and this is a Bad...

El Crimen Del Padre Amaro

Priest gets laid. Slowly. In Mexico

Le Fate Ignoranti

Mature, moving odd-couple romance from Italy

Blue Crush

Grittier-than-average surfer-girl romance

Heavy Traffick

Devastating teenage-abuse-hell drama from director of Together

Cracking Combination

Wry indie tragicomedy sees idiot safebreakers on the rampage

Le Souffle

OPENS APRIL 11, CERT 15, 77 MINS Damien Odoul's debut feature is a coming-of-age film with a...

Cradle 2 The Grave

Everybody's kung fu fighting

Shanghai Knights

The inevitable sequel to Shanghai Noon


Oblique polemical melodrama as would-be epic

Nowhere In Africa

Touching, true saga of wartime Jewish refugees

Open Hearts

There's life in the old Dogme yet


Adaptation of Spike Milligan's cult 1963 novel

The Werckmeister Harmonies

Big, bleak and brilliant


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.