The castle that dripped blood
Newcastle Castle have got all manner of spooky stuff going on in October, both theatrically and on the big screen. Read on for chills.
DVD: The Breadwinner
‘The Breadwinner’ is not only out on DVD but Blu-ray and Digital Download, too. Imagine! It’s an animated feature set in Afghanistan that has won a whole loads of rave reviews...
DVD: Le Crime de Monsieur Lange
Alongside twenty-four carat humanist masterpieces such as La Grande Illusion, The Rules of the Game, and Partie de Campagne, French director Jean Renoir helmed a number of com...
Writer-director Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his low-key masterpiece ‘Ida’ charts an ill-starred romance over a tempestuous period, running from the end of the 40s to the beginn...
The late, great Harry Dean Stanton gets a fitting send-off as the titular irrepressible small-town-dwelling old codger in this elegiac but whimsically amusing character study ...
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Iranian-American director Desiree Akhavan follows-up her amusing indie comedy ‘Appropriate Behaviour’ with this 90s-set drama adapted from Emily M. Danforth’s 2012 novel. More...
Early in this documentary about Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam - aka rapper and songwriter MIA - she is asked what makes her such a problematic figure. She struggles to answer. ...
The Little Stranger
Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s follow-up to the excellent ‘Room’ is a disappointingly staid adaptation of Sarah Walters’ novel, a gothic drama set in the late 40s/50s, when...
Veteran Nouvelle Vague director Agnes Varda’s enduring zest for life and boundless curiosity is evidenced in this charming documentary, a freewheeling road movie that also ser...
DVD & Blu-ray: L’Amant Double
The latest from the ever-versatile French director FrançoisOzon, an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Lives of the Twins, is a handsomely rendered, occasionally unhinged,...
DVD and Digital: My Friend Dahmer
Despite the potentially lurid and exploitative sounding subject matter, this portrait of the high school days of serial killer-to-be Jeffrey Dahmer, adapted from John Backderf...
A Sicilian Ghost Story
Directing duo Grassadonia and Piazza’s follow-up to the highly-praised Mafia hitman pic Salvo is a bewitching combination of dramatized true crime story, angsty teen romance a...
Gemma Arterton gives a career best performance in this attentive and humane, if occasionally harrowing, portrait of depression from writer-director Dominic Savage. She is Tara...