Film & DVD Reviews

The Hours

Three female big-hitters go on an Oscar hunt

Jackass—The Movie

Infantile, boorish, dangerous, hilarious, unmissable

The Kid Stays In The Picture

DIRECTED BY Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein

East Goes West

Analytical US-style remake of slow-burning Japanese chiller

The Good Thief

Nolte kicks smack in Monte Carlo

Frida

Disappointing biopic of legendary Mexican painter

Narc

Gritty cop thriller favours style over surprises

True Lies

Extraordinary, inspired madness from the Being John Malkovich team

Frankie & Johnny

Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer are the short order cook and waitress in a New York diner in Garry...

The Ages Of Lulu

Bigas Luna's 1990 film deals with, yes, sex, but like most Spanish movies it does so...

The Weight Of Water

Kathryn Bigelow's lavish direction can't keep this creaky adventure afloat. Catherine McCormack is...

Singles

Set in grunge-era Seattle, Cameron Crowe's quick-off-the-mark 1992 romantic ensemble comedy managed...

Men In Black II

The law of diminishing returns applies as Barry Sonnenfeld hacks out a scant sequel to the...

The Business Of Strangers

Passable psychodrama as up-tight corporate suit Julia (Stockard Channing) and haughty PA Paula (...

Metropolis

Lovingly restored version of Fritz Lang's silent sci-fi classic with another 20 minutes' worth of...

Don't Say A Word

Brazenly preposterous Manhattan thriller follows clinical psychologist Michael Douglas as he tries...

Stamp Of Approval

A stand-out hit among the current new wave of globally fê ted Latin American features, Fabi...

Shots In The Dark

Clint Eastwood's classic final word on the western genre

Cary On Charming

Three Hollywood favourites starring the silver-tongued man of style

The Son's Room

Nanni Moretti's Cannes-winner is restrained and moving, with the Italian writer/director forsaking...

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Editor's Letter

Steve Gunn, "Way Out Weather"/Nathan Bowles, "Nansemond"


How does a questing psychedelic guitarist transform themselves into a classic singer-songwriter? By compromising, in many cases. Steve Gunn, however, is managing the transition with uncanny elegance. Maybe you've already heard the latest album from this languidly prolific Brooklyn guitarist: it'...