Review: Edge Of Tomorrow

Last year when Oblivion came out I wrote a different sort of review that read like an imagined conversation between Tom Cruise and that film's director Joseph Kosinski. It was quite fun to write, though not overly informative, and I chose to do so largely because of my ambivalence toward the movie, which was a dithering … Continue reading Review: Edge Of Tomorrow

Why I Love… #68: Lost Highway

Year: 1997* Director: David Lynch Stars: Bill Pullman (Fred Madison), Patricia Arquette (Renee Madison / Alice Wakefield), Balthazar Getty (Pete Dayton), Robert Loggia (Mr Eddy / Dick Laurent), Robert Blake (Mystery Man), Gary Busey (Bill Dayton), Natasha Gregson Wagner (Sheila), Richard Pryor (Arnie). Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Neo Film-Noir I've gone the long way around on this one, … Continue reading Why I Love… #68: Lost Highway

Review: Exhibition

Space is a great concern in Joanna Hogg's Exhibition, in terms that are equal parts physical, psychological and, when looking at the film itself, structural. It tells the story of a couple, D (Viv Albertine) and H (Liam Gillick), both artists living in a beautiful, curious London home, itself a mini Grand Design. Slotted into bustling suburbia, their … Continue reading Review: Exhibition

Review: Godzilla (2014)

Imagine you've organised a dinner party. You've kept the menu a surprise for your guests, but you've talked up your plans for the evening. Hopefully everyone invited is expecting a really great time. You're excited. Finally the night in question arrives; what all that meticulous crafting has been leading up to. Except when it finally comes, … Continue reading Review: Godzilla (2014)

Review: Tom At The Farm

A storming a capella rendition of "Les Moulins De Mon Cœur" plays over Tom At The Farm's eye-catching aerial shot following a car between corn fields, just after the deliciously cryptic prologue. The singer is not just asking for our attention but full-throatedly demanding it. It's the first in a series of signature moments in Xavier Dolan's new … Continue reading Review: Tom At The Farm

Review: The Wind Rises

Is this really it? The end of an era? Excuse me if there's a lump in my throat. Please, sir, say it ain't so? Shake a magic 8 ball. "All signs point to yes". Balls. Well, as swansongs so, this is pretty much how you want to do it. The Wind Rises, the great master Hayao … Continue reading Review: The Wind Rises

Review: Frank

I'm sitting here googling Chris Sievey, the musician and comedian made sporadically famous in the UK largely between the '70s and '90s for his creation Frank Sidebottom, feeling as though I'm coming at this knowledge from the wrong end. Having been in my teens in the '90s I have a recollection of Sievey's character, but … Continue reading Review: Frank