Film & DVD Reviews

Marshall Arts

LA Confidential director brings the best out of rap king

The Good Girl

Inconsistent infidelity drama

Wild Strawberries

Early Bergman classic re-released at the NFT

Old Jack Swings

Superb, moving road movie with Nicholson on brilliant form

Real Women Have Curves

Big-hearted coming-of-age story

The Man Without A Past

A moving story of love and identity from Finland

City By The Sea

Crime, family, and De Niro; a quiet beauty

Grateful Dawg

Enjoyable if lightweight Jerry Garcia doc

The Transporter

Jason Statham in Eurotrash potboiler

Divine Intervention

Whimsical but thought-provoking take on the Middle East conflict


DIRECTED BY David Cronenberg STARRING Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn...

Ghetto Life

Polanski's heartfelt hymn to Polish suffering in WWII Warsaw

Catch Me If You Can

Frothy Spielberg caper wastes classy cast

Street Fighting Men

Scorsese's much-anticipated, brutal epic blazes beautifully across the screen

Some Kind Of Wonderful

Poor boy chases rich girl in John Hughes' 1987 teen romance. Essentially, the story's gender roles...

About A Boy

The Weitz brother's adaptation of Nick Hornby's bestseller can't help falling into the sugary-sweet...

Vampires—Los Muertos

John Carpenter's 1998 Vampires was a triumph of gonzo monster-mashing with James Woods in full kick...

The Little Shop Of Horrors

The celebrated 1960 black comedy/horror that inspired the hit Broadway musical. Dim-witted flower...

The Shipping News

Not as bad as they said, until you hit the magic realism. Lasse Hallström is safer on the...

Cheech & Chong—Get Out Of My Room

Influenced by Spinal Tap as much as it is by cannabis, this 1985 mockumentary was the last thing...


Editor's Letter

Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!

First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...