Film & DVD Reviews


TelstarThe tragic life of pioneer Joe Meek: part comedy, part nightmare


GiganticSurreal indie rom-com showcases rising stars Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel

Ken Loach: Looking For Eric

Ken Loach: Looking For EricFrench football icon Eric Cantona redeems Manchester postman

Red Cliff

Red CliffJohn Woo's imperial war epic, set in third-century China

The Spirit

The SpiritFrank Miller takes on the city

Drag Me To Hell

Drag Me To HellSam Raimi (Evil Dead) back in bloody business

The Girl Cut In Two

The Girl Cut In TwoRacy moral comedy from Nouvelle Vague veteran


AwaydaysThis is the Wirral: music and football meet up North, with grim results

Bukowski - Born Into This

Bukowski - Born Into ThisReflections on the 'metholated Hemingway' Charles Bukowski

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New YorkCharlie Kaufman's intricate, fearless directorial debut exhilarates


LisztomaniaWigs! Wagner! Rick Wakeman! Music composed by Roger Daltrey

Coraline 3D

Coraline 3DNeil Gaiman fantasy from The Nightmare Before Christmas director

Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Sounds Like Teen SpiritIt’s Mini-Eurovision. Be afraid!

Soap - Series 1 (TV)

Soap - Series 1 (TV)Influential 70s sit-com get DVD treatment

State Of Play

State Of PlayExcellent US remake of outstanding Brit political thriller

Encounters At The End Of The World

Encounters At The End Of The WorldWerner Herzog doc explores Antartica's seductive power

In The Loop

In The LoopFierce farce of Whitehall, Washington and warmongering from Armando Iannucci

Mike Leigh - The BBC Collection (TV)

Mike Leigh - The BBC Collection (TV)Comprehensive collection of Leigh's work only starts with Abigail...

Tony Manero

Tony ManeroInventive, creepy Chilean psycho-thriller

The Corner

The CornerBefore The Wire, David Simon and Ed Burns original Baltimore creation


Editor's Letter

D'Angelo's "Black Messiah": some first thoughts

When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes". Since waking up...