Film & DVD Reviews

RED HILL

RED HILLFanciful, modern-day cop thriller set in Australia...

ATTACK THE BLOCK

ATTACK THE BLOCKBritish sci-fi action comedy, with aliens versus hoodies on a Brixton estate...

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - ON STRANGER TIDES

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - ON STRANGER TIDESSail on, sailor. Johnny Depp and co hit the waters once again. Now in 3D!

UPSIDE DOWN - THE CREATION RECORDS STORY

UPSIDE DOWN - THE CREATION RECORDS STORYBelieve the hype! The simple tale of a legendary label...

HANNA

HANNAThe teen-terminator! Inventive, sleek spy fantasy...

THOR

THORHit the Norse! Latest comic book adapation, about a man and his hammer.

YOUR HIGHNESS

YOUR HIGHNESSLewdly funny adventure fantasy. Bow down for a new star...

SOURCE CODE

SOURCE CODEMore brainy sci-fi from the writer/director of Moon...

THE EAGLE

THE EAGLEWatchable, if flawed sword and sandals adventure...

BENDA BILILI!

BENDA BILILI!Heart-rending doc about Kinshasa street musicians...

SUBMARINE

SUBMARINEQuirky, low-key comedy from IT Crowd man...

NORWEGIAN WOOD

NORWEGIAN WOODSlow adaptation of Murakami’s ’60s-set novel...

ANIMAL KINGDOM

ANIMAL KINGDOMTense, low-rent crime saga from Oz’s suburban badlands...

NEVER LET ME GO

NEVER LET ME GOLooks like a period drama. Is actually a rather English sci-fi...

RABBIT HOLE

RABBIT HOLESubtle and realistic study of a couple under pressure...

THE FIGHTER

THE FIGHTERPowerful “one last shot” boxing drama. But the real action is out of the ring...

TRUE GRIT

TRUE GRITThe Coens – plus Jeff Bridges – take on John Wayne’s legacy. The result is a brilliant Western...

BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWANCompelling thriller explores ballet’s dark side...

MORGAN - A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT

MORGAN - A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENTManic “screwball tragedy”, and an undisputed high point of ’60s British cinema...

127 HOURS

127 HOURSDanny Boyle follows Slumdog with another rather unexpected masterpiece...

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...