Nightcrawler Review

What’s the dream footage to lead local morning news? A screaming woman running down the street with her throat cut, of course. That’s according to unscrupulous news director Nina Romina (Rene Russo). Her world… Continue reading

The Salvation Review (London Film Festival 2014)

It’s probably fair to say that Westerns have had their day. The glory days of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood have long since passed like tumbleweed through a desolate… Continue reading

Pasolini (London Film Festival 2014)

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last film was the infamous, and largely banned, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. The controversial 1975 picture sees four Italian libertines in the last throngs of Mussolini’s fascist wartime… Continue reading

Goodbye To Language Review (London Film Festival 2014)

I remember stumbling across artist Marcel Duchamp’s infamous piece, “Fountain”, in the Liverpool Tate Modern art gallery a few years ago. The sculpture, if you’re audacious enough to label it as such, is… Continue reading

Gone Girl Review

The whole directorial approach to Gone Girl can be summarised in the opening credits. As Ben Affleck’s character Nick Dunne empties the bins in the dawn of suburbia, the cast and crew discreetly… Continue reading

The Riot Club Review

“I’m sick to death of poor people!” the repugnant Alistair Ryle (Sam Claflin) roars to his comrades atop the opulent dinner table, sloshing his wine carelessly out of its vessel in the process.… Continue reading

Tougher Than the Rest: Is There an Actor Out There Who Could Star in The Bruce Springsteen Story?

It’s Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen’s birthday! Horray! The question remains as to who would play the All- American hero in a film, here’s a few ideas from Movieline.

Pride Review

There’s a wonderfully poignant scene in Pride where Imelda Staunton’s character, Hefina, sits with one of the elder statesmen of their small mining village buttering sandwiches. As they go about this mundane task… Continue reading

The Guest Review

With the door firmly closed behind him, the darkly sinister stranger has locked out any hope of escape with a stern push of the handle. Our female protagonist sits silently, frozen with fear… Continue reading

Classic Review: M (1931)

  “And is evil just something you are or something you do?” – Morrissey, Sister I’m a Poet Seldom is there anything more despised in the civilised world than a child killer. Merely… Continue reading