Film & DVD Reviews


SHUTTER ISLANDMartin Scorsese finds his way in the unfamiliar territory of gothic noir – set in a mental asylum...


THE LOVELY BONESRings master brings another best-seller to the big screen


CRAZY HEARTWe review Jeff Bridges' Oscar-nominated performance as a washed up Country singer...


Oscar-nominated doc reveals all about what you eat!


YOUTH IN REVOLTSkewed, indie coming-of-age comedy


InvictusClint Eastwood restages Nelson Mandela's role in South Africa's Rugby World Cup triumph

It Might Get Loud

It Might Get LoudJack White, Jimmy Page and The Edge on the magical powers of the guitar

Oil City Confidential

Oil City ConfidentialEngaging portrait of Canvey Island R&B tearaways

44 Inch Chest

44 Inch ChestLanguage of revenge explored by Sexy Beast writers

No Distance Left To Run

No Distance Left To RunSolid documentary of Blur’s history – in their own words

Up In The Air

Up In The AirGeorge Clooney excels in darkly funny romcom

The Road

The RoadImpeccably gauged adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer-winning novel

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollLike its subject – Ian Dury – this is a rock biopic you will like

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere BoyJohn Winston Lennon; the formative years


HumpdayLow budget US indie, funny and charming with Joshua Leonard

Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things AreSpike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1963 kids fantasy

The Limits Of Control

The Limits Of ControlJim Jarmusch's understated latest with Tilda Swinton

Me And Orson Welles

Me And Orson WellesLinklater's superb comic drama centres on Welles’ world in the 30s

Outnumbered - Series 1 And 2

Outnumbered - Series 1 And 2Drop The Dead Donkey creators put the spotlight on the family

The White Ribbon

The White RibbonPalme D’Or winning, brooding arthouse epic. Discomfiting but compelling


Editor's Letter

D'Angelo's "Black Messiah": some first thoughts

When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes". Since waking up...