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George Clooney's stylised spy drama based on the unreliable memoirs of Gong Show host Chuck Barris

An Actor's Revenge

Stunningly beautiful and utterly bizarre Japanese fable about a medieval Kabuki actor (Kazuo...

Daddy & Them

Chronically misfiring comedy written and directed on an off day by Billy Bob Thornton, who also...

The Temp

Joyously kitsch or shamefully ham-fisted, Tom Holland's Disclosure esque erotic office thriller...

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Awful slapstick version of Conan Doyle's tale from 1978, with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (as...

Hijack Stories

Patchy South African drama from 2000 in which an actor, landing a role as a Soweto gangster, asks...

Boudu Saved From Drowning

Jean Renoir's 1932 blueprint for Paul Mazursky's heavy-handed 1986 remake Down And Out In Beverly...

24 Hour Party People

Madchester: The Movie, in which Michael Winterbottom proves his versatility knows no bounds. In...

The Pain In Spain

A highly entertaining non-making of Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote

The Glamour Chase

Savage Hollywood satire from 1950 retains its bleak, sardonic edge

The Doors Special Edition

Oliver Stone's typically overwrought biopic of Jim Morrison has been much-mocked down the years,...

The Count Of Monte Cristo

The ultimate journeyman, Kevin Reynolds is back with his explosively soulless adaptation of Dumas'...

Angel At My Table

Jane Campion's second film (1990) tells the life story of Janet Frame, a New Zealand author who...

My Kingdom

In his final starring role, Richard Harris glowers impressively as the Irish underworld patriarch...

Monster's Ball

An immaculate, determinedly unsentimental Marc Forster film, with breathtakingly honest...

The Sum Of All Fears

As Tom Clancy's square-jawed CIA hero Jack Ryan, Ben Affleck's the only man on earth who can...

Marty

Delbert Mann's earnest 1955 slice-of-life drama about an ordinary Bronx butcher (Ernest Borgnine)...

Eight Legged Freaks

In a small Arizona town a toxic waste dump creates a plague of hundreds of giant spiders. Cue mass...

I'm Going Home

A morbidly slow but ultimately touching vignette from France, starring the legendary Michel...

Kes

Ken Loach's 1969 masterpiece (based on Barry Hines' novel and produced/co-written by Tony Garnett,...

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Editor's Letter

White Fence, OOIOO, Ty Segall, other stuff...


One of the many privileges and occasional disorientations of working for a monthly music mag is that we hear some music so far ahead of release that it can be easy to forget when the albums actually come out. So while the world of Ty Segall-related projects might have moved on...