Film & DVD Reviews

Gohatto

Set at the death of the samurai age, Japanese master Nagisa Oshima's first feature in 13 years...

The Vikings

Enduringly popular epic, directed with vigorous panache by Richard Fleischer. Kirk Douglas and Tony...

Trees Lounge

Steve Buscemi's 1996 writing/directing debut, by turns subtly hilarious and desperately sad, is a...

Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Watch Mr Bowie's greatest creation take his curtain call

Peter Cook—A Post-Humorous Tribute

Screened on TV last Christmas, this celebrity fundraiser for the Peter Cook Foundation features a...

The Three Musketeers - The Four Musketeers

Dick Lester's faithful two-part version of Dumas' adventure tale has truly imaginative action...

Shampoo

Hal Ashby's deceptively sunny direction of Robert Towne and Warren Beatty's sex-comedy screenplay...

Persona

Rerun of Swedish master's harrowing '60s classic

Far From Heaven

Critic-charming, visually sumptuous tribute to the work of Sirk

L'Homme Du Train

Slo-mo drama starring ageing French heartthrob

Jiyan

Topical Kurdish-American tales of pain and friendship

Elling

Spacey favourite has plenty of low-key charm

Hell Is For Heroes

Marvel strikes cinematic gold again with dark and exuberant superhero blockbuster No 3

Screwed Up

Bret Easton Ellis' cult novel filmed by former Tarantino collaborator

Fogbound

Dark secrets exposed in intense three-hander

Le Fils (The Son)

Raw, rigorous yet transcendent social realism

Equilibrium

Sci-fi tosh with Christian Bale

The Recruit

DIRECTED BY Roger Donaldson STARRING Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan Opens March 28,...

In This World

Afghans' odyssey puts the asylum-seeker problem into human context

Evelyn

Inferior rival to Peter Mullan's The Magdalene Sisters

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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...