Film & DVD Reviews

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

The Diving Bell And The ButterflyIntensely beautiful interpretation of acclaimed book

Things We Lost In The Fire

Things We Lost In The FireIntimate drama of shattered widow and junkie burns brightly, starring Benicio Del Torro and Halle...

Cloverfield

CloverfieldLost creator JJ Abrams' post-9/11 monster movie finally opens in the UK

Juno

JunoTeen pregnancy proves highly fertile comic source

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be BloodA monumental work of American gothic about greed, oil and murder, starring Daniel Day-Lewis

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet StreetTim Burton unveils another of his ghoulish masterpieces

WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY

WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORYSpoof music biopic based (mostly) on the life of Johnny Cash

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MENGritty Texan thriller from the inimitable Coen Bros.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryIntermittently funny but misfiring piss-take of the music biopic by writer of The 40-Year Old Virgin

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 DaysSkillful thriller about backstreet abortion in Romania

Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson's WarOne man's Cold War crusade, rephrased as a crackpot comedy with Tom Hanks

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Before The Devil Knows You're DeadYouthful crime tragedy from the 83-year old Sidney Lumet

I'm Not There

I'm Not ThereThe many sides of Bob Dylan: provocatively, brillinatly imagined

Youth Without Youth

Youth Without YouthFlailing 'tapestry of illusion' from one of modern cinema's godfathers; Francis Ford Coppola

We Own The Night

We Own The NightSubversive gangster thriller; suitably dark. Stars Joaquin Phoenix

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

Invasion Of The Body SnatchersDon Siegel's timeless classic of paranoid sci-fi

The Sopranos - Series 6 Part 2

The Sopranos - Series 6 Part 2The last episodes of the greatest drama series ever made

Help!

Help!Fab four’s spy farce; restored, but still flimsy

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert FordBrad Pitt helps debunk the myth of the Wild West’s ‘Robin Hood’

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling LimitedThree brothers. On a train. In India..

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The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015


This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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