Film & DVD Reviews

Paul Weller—Two Classic Performances

Comprising this summer's Hyde Park concert (a rocking preview of the Illumination album that...

I'm Alan Partridge

More personal than Knowing Me, Knowing You and sharper than the series just broadcast, this...

The Sacrifice

Retired actor Alexander (Erland Josephson) is celebrating his birthday with friends and family when...

It's A Wonderful Life—Collector's Edition

Frank Capra's festive classic is one of those rare standards which not only lives up to its rep but...

The Tuxedo

Jackie Chan does James Bond

Ghost Ship

Hackneyed, supernatural horror yarn

Perfume De Violetas

Tragic true story of two Mexican teens


Inner-city ensemble comedy

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


Editor's Letter

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015

This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.