Competition: Win ‘Devoured’ on DVD *closed*

An intense, troubling film boasting a spectacular lead performance from Marta Milans, Devoured (2012) calls to mind such bleak and visceral late-seventies New York urban dramas as Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The Driller Killer in its expert depiction of alienation and escalating horror. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Sir Billi’

★☆☆☆☆ It’s said that writing for children is harder than writing for adults, since they can be as discerning – if not more so – than their elders. The same goes for filmmaking, advice those behind one-dimensional animated feature Sir Billi (2012) were clearly not aware of. Written and director Continue Reading

Film Review: ’42’

★★★★☆ The best sports films are often those where enjoyment is not entirely dependent on a love of the game in question, and Brian Helgeland’s 42 (2013) fits that criteria perfectly. Unflinching in its depiction of the legendary Jackie Robinson’s journey from the Negro leagues to Major League Baseball, the Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Rush’

★★★★☆ Hollywood director Ron Howard loves a true story, but has also previously shown a penchant for the sentimental. Fortunately, in his thrilling new F1 drama Rush (2013), he abandons the saccharine motifs of his past works, creating one of this year’s most sensory cinematic experiences. Howard and British screenwriter Continue Reading