Film Reviews, News & Competitions


1-1000 DVD

13 Assassins DVD

A bloody, violent hugely enjoyable samurai kill-spree that is very much a film of two halves.

Outside The Law

It is a sign of the Algerian War’s contemporary relevance in French society that Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law star-studded Cannes premier was lined, not only by spectators and photographers, but by riot police...


Straw Dogs

Have you ever been to the Edinburgh Fringe? Every year in August, Edinburgh plays host to the world’s biggest and best Arts festival. There’s the cream of comedy, music, theatre (lots of theatre), dance, mime, opera, circus all...

Blues Brothers, The

Comedy, Musical, action extravaganza, they don’t make them like they used to.


Big Lebowski, The

While many films have earned ‘cult’ status because are said to speak to a minority of the general cinema-going public, The Big Lebowski has earned this title through the sheer dedication of its legions of fans.

Little White Lies

A French dramedy that is both funny, heartfelt and, more than anything, honest. The term dramedy is surely not one that translates into French. Arguably it is one that does not really exist in English, but the Anglo speaking pe...



By Erykah Brackenbury. In his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes takes Shakespeare’s least-known Roman tragedy and places it in war-ravaged Eastern Europe.

Source Code

Groundhog Day with a thrilling Sci-Fi spin from the visionary director of Moon. When his debut film Moon was released in 2009, Duncan Jones immediately stepped out of the rather foreboding shadow of his father David Bowie. Such...


Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Sec Cinema, The

French cinema is a bit of an anomaly. It has a reputation for being progressive and daring, a hangover from the days of nouvelle vague. It also has a reputation of making incomprehensible films that contain sex, or dour movies ...


Landing on British shores, garlanded with 5 Japanese Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music Score) and based on a cult novel by it’s screenwriter Shuichi Yoshida, Ko...