Film & DVD Reviews

The Kid With A Bike

The Kid With A BikeBelgian superstar filmmaker brothers gonna work it out...

Into The Abyss

Into The AbyssWerner Herzog's chilling Death Row doc...

Wild Bill

Wild BillGritty comedy-drama set in the mean streets of sarf-east London...

The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesKilling in the name of light entertainment. Hollywood's latest franchise begins...

The Devils

The DevilsKen Russell's controversial classic, restored to its original glory...

Rolling Thunder

Rolling ThunderPaul Schrader’s long unavailable ‘70s Viet vet revenge thriller now on DVD...

Game Of Thrones Series 1

Game Of Thrones Series 1It may inhabit a fantasy world far away, but HBO’s epic saga stalks familiar territory...

Rampart

RampartGritty police drama from James Ellroy...

Carnage

CarnageRoman Polanski's latest

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May MarlenePsychological, cult-escapee drama...

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool Place

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool PlaceThe birth of the hippy dream, caught on camera...

Young Adult

Young AdultPitch black comedy from the team behind Juno...

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk EmpireHBO's handsome, if flawed, Prohibition era crime drama...

The Descendants

The DescendantsOscar nominated George Clooney leads funny, sophisticated drama...

Coriolanus

CoriolanusShakespeare tragedy gets aggressive Balkan makeover...

Shame

ShameDirected by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan When the Manhattan branch of...

The Iron Lady

The Iron LadyThatcher: The Motion PictureDIRECTED BY Phyllida Lloyd STARRING Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent Rarely...

The Artist

The ArtistAn unsentimental tribute to the silent era...It is very easy to become consumed by a cosy nostalgia...

Hammett

HammettOne (or rather, three) from the heart of Coppola’s American Zoetrope dream...Hammett was intended...

STRAW DOGS

STRAW DOGSRemake of Peckinpah shocker lacks original’s impact...

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The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about Xylouris White and their "Goats" album a few weeks...