Film & DVD Reviews

True Romance—Director's Cut

The clinically style-obsessed Tony Scott might not have been everybody's choice to helm a Tarantino...

Spy Kids 2—The Island Of Lost Dreams

The sequel to Robert Rodriguez's maniacally good Spy Kids, with budding-Bonds Alexa Vega and Daryl...

The Way Of The Gun

Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie makes his directorial debut with this hip crime caper,...

Kurt & Courtney

Nick Broomfield's documentaries are as much farcical as investigative, with the director affecting...

Carry On Doctor

Two strands of British comedy collide with utterly predictable results (all together now: "Oooh,...

Kissing Jessica Stein

Riding the ever-popular straight-man-gay-world comedy wave (see Happy, Texas, Three To Tango, In...

Lantana

Watching the ripples set in motion through the suburbs of Sidney by the murder of therapist Barbara...

News And Abuse

Lumet's underrated media satire now viewed as a visionary work

One Hour Photo

Along with Insomnia and the inexplicably-unreleased Death To Smoochy, this eerie thriller serves to...

The Bourne Identity

Indie tyro Doug Liman (Go!) takes a gripping premise (amnesiac superspy is hunted by CIA while...

Road To Perdition

Golden boy Sam Mendes' less-than-feelgood follow-up to American Beauty suffered a critical backlash...

I Am Sam

Sean Penn has done many good things, and none of them can be found in this sentimental guff. As Sam...

The Importance Of Being Earnest

A polite, prissy take on Wilde which seems to think he wrote for children. Rupert Everett and Colin...

Northern Plights

Compelling Alaskan chiller from Memento director deserves reappraisal

Koyaanisqatsi - Powaqqatsi (Box Set)

Koyaanisqatsi is arguably the best stoner movie of all time, although Godfrey Reggio probably didn'...

Crystal Voyager

A cult favourite back when our people were fair and had stars in their hair, this addled 1974...

Gohatto

Set at the death of the samurai age, Japanese master Nagisa Oshima's first feature in 13 years...

The Vikings

Enduringly popular epic, directed with vigorous panache by Richard Fleischer. Kirk Douglas and Tony...

Trees Lounge

Steve Buscemi's 1996 writing/directing debut, by turns subtly hilarious and desperately sad, is a...

Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Watch Mr Bowie's greatest creation take his curtain call

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Editor's Letter

The new Uncut revealed! Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young, Kate Bush and Warren Zevon in new issue


Next month, Arctic Monkeys play two shows at London’s Finsbury Park to more than 100,000 people, which makes it a reasonable moment to look back at the band’s journey from the Sheffield suburb of High Green to their current all-conquering place in a rock pantheon where they are...