Film reviews and more

Day: 22 January 2014

Film Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

★★★★★ Sadly – though perhaps predictably – overlooked amid this year’s raft of Oscar nominations, Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) thankfully doesn’t need lashings of awards to appeal to those who have admired the work of the brothers Coen over the […]

Film Review: ‘Grudge Match’

★★★☆☆ The great ‘who would beat who in their prime’ filmic boxing debate has always been a popular discussion, an ultimate what-if scenario that almost always yields outlandish answers. One such set-up is that of Rocky vs. Raging Bull, and […]

Film Review: ‘The General’

★★★★★ Buster Keaton’s silent era masterpiece The General (1926) makes a welcome return to UK screens this week thanks to a new Cohen restoration and an ongoing BFI retrospective. Pin-sharp and as luxuriously entertaining as ever, this timeless tale of […]

Film Review: ‘Dark Days’

★★★★☆ The perspective afforded by Dogwoof’s tenth anniversary rerelease of Marc Singer’s Dark Days (2000) reveals it to be a profound film about both a city and a medium in flux. A portrait of a homeless community living in a […]