Film & DVD Reviews

Russian Ark

Time-travelling movie filmed in a single, uncut shot

The Core

OPENED MARCH 28, CERT 12A, 135 MINS The Earth's molten core has stopped spinning, and this is a Bad...

El Crimen Del Padre Amaro

Priest gets laid. Slowly. In Mexico

Le Fate Ignoranti

Mature, moving odd-couple romance from Italy

Blue Crush

Grittier-than-average surfer-girl romance

Heavy Traffick

Devastating teenage-abuse-hell drama from director of Together

Cracking Combination

Wry indie tragicomedy sees idiot safebreakers on the rampage

Le Souffle

OPENS APRIL 11, CERT 15, 77 MINS Damien Odoul's debut feature is a coming-of-age film with a...

Cradle 2 The Grave

Everybody's kung fu fighting

Shanghai Knights

The inevitable sequel to Shanghai Noon

Ararat

Oblique polemical melodrama as would-be epic

Nowhere In Africa

Touching, true saga of wartime Jewish refugees

Open Hearts

There's life in the old Dogme yet

Puckoon

Adaptation of Spike Milligan's cult 1963 novel

The Werckmeister Harmonies

Big, bleak and brilliant

Phone Booth

Ingenious, high-concept thriller sees Joel Schumacher back on top of his game

Intacto

DIRECTED BY Juan Carlos Fresnadillo STARRING Max Von Sydow, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela...

Trapped

OPENS APRIL 25, CERT 15, 106 MINS Everything about this slice of uber-trash is insane. Remember...

Brooklyn Heights

Lee's lofty adaptation of gritty 24-hour crime novel takes on the shadows of 9/11

Roadkill

Since The Last Seduction, John Dahl hasn't quite delivered the skilful thrills we hoped for. This...

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A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls!


By its very nature, garage rock can be a trashy, erratic business - inevitable given the unbridled spontaneity it privileges. One of the many amazing things about Ty Segall and the ever-expanding circle of artists around him, however, is how they've found a way of adding consistency to the...