Cold War: DVD and Blu-ray
The Crack’s Film of 2018 is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Fancy that!
Proof that heartfelt intent does not always translate into good work, Idris Elba’s directorial debut ‘Yardie’, adapted from Victor Headley’s 1992 cult novel was an underwhelmi...
Greek director Lanthimos’s third English-language picture, a rollicking and bawdy period piece set in the early 18thcentury, sports more than a whiff of Peter Greenaway’s pois...
Monsters and Men
This hard-hitting but clumsily didactic Brooklyn-set drama takes its inspiration from two real life incidents that occurred in 2014: one, the shooting of young man Eric Garner...
Stan and Ollie
After all the glitz and flash of the festive season, this undemanding but appealingly heartfelt biopic, which traces the twilight career of much-loved comedy duo Laurel and Ha...
Adapted from two memoirs by San Francisco journalist David Sheff, this earnest and slightly dull drama chronicles the toil on a family when the eldest son becomes addicted to ...
Director Kusama’s dour crime drama has its moments, as well as a typically committed performance from Nicole Kidman, but is uneven and pretentious. We first encounter LAPD det...
Mozes and the Firstbone
Dadcore (Burger Records) - I first caught wind of this Dutch band back in 2013 with their really rather good self-titled debut album and their sophomore release does more of t...
Otto Preminger’s 1944 film ‘Laura’ is one of the great Hollywood Golden Era films and it’s being released on Blu-ray in January.
They don’t make ‘em like they used to
The Gateshead Silent Film Festival is now a firmly established as a January cultural highlight, and this year they have horror and comedy to amaze and delight you.
Attention film fans!
Fancy seeing some amazing short films from around the world? Hob-nobbing with international directors? Making new contacts and meeting people? All for free? Yes? The Sunderlan...
Here’s looking at you, Gala
The cinema at the Gala in Durham kicks off each month in fine style with a truly classic film, and their winter/spring programme features some of my real faves.
The Big Bad Fox & the Other Tales
Benjamin Renner, one of the trio behind the charming French, Oscar-nominated bear and mouse animation ‘Ernest and Celestine’ followed up earlier this year with this delightful...