This is the end

This is the endStarring: Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, James Franco - Dir: Evan GoldbergI’m always up for a good stoner comedy, and with the cast and writers of This Is The End being the current reigning champions of stoner comedy, I found this to be...... Read More

Man of Steel

MAN OF STEEL Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe - Dir: Zack SnyderEverybody has their own verdict on the latest Superman reboot. I have very mixed feelings. But it is Superman, so I guess you gotta take a look.Once again...... Read More

The Hunt

The darling of many a festival, a film so well-reviewed that it had me waiting on tenterhooks to see it, The Hunt, pairing early Dogme-following director Vinterberg with everybody’s favourite Danish actor, is just as good as advanced world has had...... Read More


MudStarring Matthew McConaughey, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon - Dir: Jeff Nichols Matthew McConaughey has been on something of a roll recently. After just about destroying his credibility with an endless series of rom-coms and throwaway nonsense he...... Read More

The Paperboy

The PaperboyStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron - Dir: Lee Daniels The Paperboy is based on a novel by Pete Dexter, the man who wrote the award-winning Paris Trout, so it’s a fair guess that it might not end all happily ever...... Read More

The Great Gatsby

The Great GatsbyStarring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Elijah Wood, Carey Mulligan - Dir: Baz Luhrmann Letting an extravagant director like Baz Luhrmann loose on a revered book noted for it subtlety and delicacy was always going to divide audiences. And so it proved....... Read More

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of GodDir: Alex Gibney Let me start by saying this is a profoundly depressing film. Alex Gibney, the documentary-maker previously responsible for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and the Abu Ghraib examination...... Read More

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek: Into DarknessChristopher Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana - Dir: JJ Abrams Worst Star Trek Film Eva! That was the verdict of sad internet Trekkers (or Trekkies), showing either hysterical mob stupidity or collective mass amnesia. Can they...... Read More

The company you keep

The company you keep Robert Redford, Shia LeBeouf, Julie Christie - Dir: Robert Redford. Robert Redford’s films are usually of a type that makes even a liberal lefty like myself  frustrated and embarrassed. They’re just so goddamned solemn...... Read More


TranceJames McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel - Dir: Danny Boyle After taking time out to create the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, Danny Boyle returns to film with a tricksy heist thriller where working out what is going on at any point...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.