Film & DVD Reviews

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,...

Lovely And Amazing

Touted as 'Sex & The City: The Movie', as Nicole Holofcener often directs the series, this...

Villa Des Roses

Belgian director Frank Van Passel's handsome Euro-pudding adaptation of a novel by Flemish writer...

Chance Encounter

Sellers heads for the White House in perhaps his finest screen performance

The Guru

Typically inane British comedy which reduces centuries of Asian culture to a Carry On joke. Jimi...

The Driller Killer

Abel Ferrara's 1979 directorial debut achieved notoriety as a video nasty, but those seeking gore...

The Last Supper

Initially promising black comedy, acidly penned by Dan (Dead Man's Curve) Rosen, which follows a...

Murder By Numbers

Sandra Bullock got little credit for branching out as a gum-chewing, neurotic hardcase in this...

Bugsy Malone

Leaving aside the Paul Williams soundtrack and Jodie Foster's performance (which aren't bad), Alan...

Married To The Mob

Two years before GoodFellas, Jonathan Demme nailed the comical backstage soap opera element of...

O

Despite the presence of the hapless Josh Hartnett, Tim Blake Nelson (him from O Brother, Where Art...

Windtalkers

Action emperor John Woo raises hell in the Pacific for this noisy WWII epic, which is grounded in...

Pollock

Years of Ed Harris' life went into realising this biopic of action painter Jackson Pollock. As...

Horror Roundup

American thriller writer Peter Neal (Tony Franciosa) arrives in Rome to publicise his latest novel...

Sleeper Hit

It's tempting to see Pedro Almodóvar's career as one steady progression from early Warholian...

Waking Life

Richard Linklater takes the po-faced monologues of Slacker up a level with this extraordinary,...

Easy Does It

All 10 hours of US television's WWII epic in a box set

The Prisoner 35th Anniversary Companion

On this "Special Edition" DVD you get a wealth of biographical information and visual material, as...

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Editor's Letter

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...