Competition: Win ‘Room 237’ on DVD *closed*

In Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 (2012), we hear from people who believe they have decoded the far-reaching theories, hidden symbols and messages buried in Stanley Kubrick’s 80s horror masterpiece, The Shining. Carefully examining the film forwards and backwards, Room 237 is equal parts captivating, intriguing and provocative. To celebrate the film’s Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Trance’

★★★☆☆ Having transfixed global audiences last summer with his Brunel-led London Olympics opening ceremony, it’s evolution not revolution for industrious director Danny Boyle with his latest film, the psychological head-spinner Trance (2013). His inaugural collaboration with potential McGregor-successor James McAvoy – as well as French journeyman Vincent Cassel and American Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘In the House’

★★★☆☆ The refined, if slightly aloof new offering from French director François Ozon, In the House (Dans la maison, 2012) initially impresses thanks to its central triumvirate and jigsaw-style narrative, before petering out disappointingly as it approaches its convoluted conclusion. Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer and demi-Brit Kristin Scott Thomas all Continue Reading