Film & DVD Reviews

My Kingdom

In his final starring role, Richard Harris glowers impressively as the Irish underworld patriarch...

Monster's Ball

An immaculate, determinedly unsentimental Marc Forster film, with breathtakingly honest...

The Sum Of All Fears

As Tom Clancy's square-jawed CIA hero Jack Ryan, Ben Affleck's the only man on earth who can...

Marty

Delbert Mann's earnest 1955 slice-of-life drama about an ordinary Bronx butcher (Ernest Borgnine)...

Eight Legged Freaks

In a small Arizona town a toxic waste dump creates a plague of hundreds of giant spiders. Cue mass...

I'm Going Home

A morbidly slow but ultimately touching vignette from France, starring the legendary Michel...

Kes

Ken Loach's 1969 masterpiece (based on Barry Hines' novel and produced/co-written by Tony Garnett,...

Lovely And Amazing

Touted as 'Sex & The City: The Movie', as Nicole Holofcener often directs the series, this...

Villa Des Roses

Belgian director Frank Van Passel's handsome Euro-pudding adaptation of a novel by Flemish writer...

Chance Encounter

Sellers heads for the White House in perhaps his finest screen performance

The Guru

Typically inane British comedy which reduces centuries of Asian culture to a Carry On joke. Jimi...

The Driller Killer

Abel Ferrara's 1979 directorial debut achieved notoriety as a video nasty, but those seeking gore...

The Last Supper

Initially promising black comedy, acidly penned by Dan (Dead Man's Curve) Rosen, which follows a...

Murder By Numbers

Sandra Bullock got little credit for branching out as a gum-chewing, neurotic hardcase in this...

Bugsy Malone

Leaving aside the Paul Williams soundtrack and Jodie Foster's performance (which aren't bad), Alan...

Married To The Mob

Two years before GoodFellas, Jonathan Demme nailed the comical backstage soap opera element of...

O

Despite the presence of the hapless Josh Hartnett, Tim Blake Nelson (him from O Brother, Where Art...

Windtalkers

Action emperor John Woo raises hell in the Pacific for this noisy WWII epic, which is grounded in...

Pollock

Years of Ed Harris' life went into realising this biopic of action painter Jackson Pollock. As...

Horror Roundup

American thriller writer Peter Neal (Tony Franciosa) arrives in Rome to publicise his latest novel...

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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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