Film & DVD Reviews

The Firm - Special Edition

The Firm - Special EditionFootball frenzied drama starring Gary Oldman


AtonementLove, war and betrayal in a McEwan-penned sensation

Two Days In Paris

Two Days In ParisMore romantic culture-clash in France courtesy of Julie Delpy

Hallam Foe

Hallam FoeBilly Elliot grows up to excel in spooky study of obsession


BreachClassy spy drama of paranoia and deceit

Knocked Up

Knocked UpNew star illuminates rich romcom from The 40 Year Old Virgin team

This Is Shane Meadows

This Is Shane MeadowsFour-film set from the East Midlands Scorsese

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne UltimatumThird part of the Bourne franchise is a superior Bond-action thrill

The Rolling Stones - The Biggest Bang

The Rolling Stones - The Biggest BangThe tour to end them all explodes over four discs

Eagle Vs Shark

Eagle Vs SharkLow-key Kiwi indie-com, with 'cult' splashed all over it


WaitressShrewd and uplifting small-town piece from lost talent


GoldfingerThe Bond movie that set the gold standard


SherrybabyStunning central performance lifts 'going straight' fable

Seinfeld Season 8 DVD Box Set

Seinfeld Season 8 DVD Box SetMore outstanding episodes from the peerless US sitcom

If... - Special Edition

If... - Special EditionMalcolm McDowell blows up school in 60's classic

Saturday Night Live: The Complete First Season

Saturday Night Live: The Complete First SeasonThe curious comic apprenticeship of Belushi, Aykroyd… and Chevy Chase

Flags Of Our Fathers And Letters From Iwo Jima

Flags Of Our Fathers And Letters From Iwo JimaOld master Clint delivers career high points

Die Hard 4.0

Die Hard 4.0Bruce Willis is back, blowing up everything in sight, in this old school summer blockbuster


TaxidermiaScabarous satire from Hungarian auteur

Two-Lane Blacktop

Two-Lane BlacktopCult classic road movie on DVD for the first time


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...