Film & DVD Reviews

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah MarshallJudd Apatow stable mines comedy gold from guy getting dumped


PersepolisBold coming-of-age cartoon, set against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution, voiced by Catherine...

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go LuckyMike Leigh discovers optimism in cheerful London tale

In Bruges

In BrugesBelgium hosts Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes in violent black comedy

Shine A Light

Shine A LightAt last! Scorsese's stunning live concert film of The Rolling Stones

Lonesome Jim

Lonesome JimBelated release for Steve Buscemi's oddball romcom

Son Of Rambow

Son Of RambowSweetly-observed coming-of-age drama; Plus director Q&A and trailer!

Funny Games

Funny GamesExpertly disturbing remake; starring Tim Roth and Naomi Watts -- plus trailer!

Drillbit Taylor

Drillbit TaylorThat first day at high school is still a bummer, starring Owen Wilson

The Orphanage

The OrphanageMasterful Spanish horr movie in the vein of The Others and Devils Backbone

The Wire - Season Four

The Wire - Season FourComplete fourth series of the best cop drama on TV. Warning: contains spoilers!

Lars And The Real Girl

Lars And The Real GirlRyan Gosling shines, but this slight US indie mines familiar themes


RedactedBrian De Palma powers out semi-documentary-style "fiction based on truth"

Diary Of The Dead

Diary Of The DeadGeorge A Romero's neat reboot of his Zombie franchise

Fade To Black

Fade To BlackFilm-lore fantasy gives legend a murder to solve

Stanley Kubrick: Warner Home Video Directors Series

Stanley Kubrick: Warner Home Video Directors SeriesThe paranoid fantasies of late-period Kubrick collected


RamboStallone revisits his 80s high body count past once again

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind RewindMichael Gondry's latest lacks his trademark surrealist spark

My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry NightsBy filming in English, Won Kar-Wei forfeits his crown - stars Norah Jones, Jude Law


CruisingPacino and Friedkin’s infamous journey into New York’s gay leather underground


Editor's Letter

Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."

Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...