Film & DVD Reviews

Taking Woodstock

Taking WoodstockAng Lee's deceptively subversive look at the great festival of '69


KatynAndrzej Wajda’a magisterial retelling of Polish war massacre


9Tim Burton produced sci-fi animation, voices of Elijah Wood and John Landau

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr FoxWes Anderson animation tackles Roald Dahl’s book: Toy Story it ain’t.

True Blood

True BloodAs good as you’d hope HBO’s vampire series to be

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium Of Doctor ParnassusHeath Ledger's final scenes in Gilliam's latest, plus Tom Waits!


ThirstFlorid, operatic vampire romance/gore-fest from Old Boy director

Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee

Le Donk & Scor-zay-zeeArctic Monkeys guest in Shane Meadows latest


Up3D extravaganza from Pixar

Uncut DVD: Entourage Season 5

Uncut DVD: Entourage Season 5Hollywood based comedy, Martin Scorsese and Gus Van Sant guest

White Lightnin'

White Lightnin'The wild life of Jesco White, Virginia's 'dancing outlaw'

The September Issue

The September IssueVogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in documentary makeover

Three Miles North Of Molkom

Three Miles North Of MolkomTree-hugging New Age festival doc, set in Sweden


AdventurelandSuperbad director smuggles pathos and nostalgia into a Fast Times fairground

Fish Tank

Fish TankFear and loathing - and dancing - in Essex. Cannes Jury Prize winner 2009.

500 Days Of Summer

500 Days Of SummerSmartly subversive rom-com, with plenty of Smiths references

District 9

District 9Smart alien actioner, produced by Peter Jackson

Broken Embraces

Broken EmbracesPedro Almodavar's run-of-the-mill latest offering, starring Penelope Cruz

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt LockerRalph Fiennes, Guy Pierce in stunning Kathryn Bigelow war film

Flight Of The Conchords - Series Two

Flight Of The Conchords - Series TwoReturn of the hapless comedy duo, now with added “Garfunkelling”.


Editor's Letter

Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon

As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...