Film & DVD Reviews

The Wash

Hip hop's finest double-act, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, pay loose, improvisational homage to the 1976...

Blade Runner Special Edition Deluxe Box Set

Whoo hoo! Ridley Scott's timeless sci-fi noir classic gets handsomely packaged in an impressive box...

Men In Black

Reissued as part of the Superbit series, Barry Sonnenfeld's witty and energetic spoof fields a...

Serpico

One of the great Sidney Lumet's thoroughly hypnotic New York movies, where you can smell the sweat...

Zulu

Remembered now as Michael Caine's debut, playing a posh officer opposite Stanley Baker, Cy Endfield...

Child's Play

Truffaut's genre-defining masterpiece of childhood alienation

Urban Cowboy

John Travolta begins his '80s career slide as Bud Davis, a hick who migrates to Houston, falls for...

Kissing Jessica Stein

Unconventional, witty rom-com chooses its inspirations carefully in Woody Allen and Seinfeld....

Trading Places

Much-imitated life-swapping comedy from '83, back when John Landis was a hot name. Street chancer...

Summer With Monika

Early Ingmar Bergman investigation of the problems of young love in which a romantic summer idyll...

Resident Evil

After a biological warfare research lab goes tits up when a virus gets loose, plucky security guard...

Singin' In The Rain—Special Edition

If not, as it's perennially voted, one of the 10 greatest films ever made, 1952's Singin' In The...

Dogtown And Z-Boys

Fascinating, propulsive, inside-out account of southern Santa Monica's badboy "Dogtown"...

Rollerball

Die Hard director John McTiernan remakes the '70s extreme-sports classic with a sledgehammer where...

Austin Powers In Goldmember

Third time around for Mike Myers' sweaty secret agent send-up, and the scattergun approach means...

Army Of Darkness

The 'medieval dead' conclusion to Sam Raimi's legendary trilogy is more action/comedy than horror,...

Hollywood Ending

Movie industry satire based on Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Minority Report

In 2054 murder is obsolete thanks to Precrime, whose precognitive psychics enable police to arrest...

Ordinary People

Multiple Oscar-winner (beating out Scorsese's Raging Bull) from 1980, directed calmly (and, for...

Time Out

Highly absorbing film about respectable family man Vincent (Aurelien Recoing) who, after losing his...

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Introducing… Elvis Costello: The Ultimate Music Guide


In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call...