Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 

 
DVD/Blu-ray
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
B
 

Broken Lines

By Laura Walkinshaw – Paul Bettany steals the show in this romantic tragedy about love, obligation and conflict, set in north London.
 

 
B
 

Beaver

Mel Gibson is a good actor. Whatever the truth about his personal life, it isn’t relevant to that fact, and The Beaver features one of his best performances to date.
 
 
C
 

Chalet Girl

The market for British rom-coms has pretty much been cornered by Richard Curtis, with his saccharine ‘love conquers all’ stories of bumbling idiots. Chalet Girl, however, offers more than just spluttering faux pas a...
 

 
B
 

Bang Bang Club, The

In the infamous Johannesburg township of Soweto, during the death throes of the apartheid regime, four photographers take big risks to tell a big story.
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Harakiri

A passionate attack on authoritarian power and a defence of the rights of the individual, Masaki Kobayashi’s Harakiri remains, nearly 50 years after its fi
 

 
B
 

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

The great Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith star in what can only be described as the Ocean’s Eleven or Italian Job of geriatric British actors.
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Premium Rush

It’s all Christopher Nolan’s fault that Premium Rush star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now an action man. The once geeky kid of 3rd Rock From The Sun fame was doing just fine as an indie-king in films like Mysterious Ski...
 

 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Thor

It’s no big revelation to say that comics are the modern mythology, particularly the superhero ones the Americans are enamoured with. Most of the archetypes of the hero’s journey, as described by Joseph Campbell in ...
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Manhunter

After two families are butchered on successive full moons by a serial killer dubbed the ‘Tooth Fairy’ (Tom Noonan), FBI profiler Will Graham (William L Petersen) is forced back out of retirement