Review: I Blame Society

Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat Stars: Gillian Wallace Horvat, Alexia Rasmussen, Keith Poulson To what extent is human collateral damage acceptable in the movie business and how seriously is Hollywood really taking the call for reform? Gillian Wallace Horvat's spiky showcase takes aim at both of these meaty questions, suggesting plenty of room for improvement. Casting …

Review: La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend Damien Whiplash Chazelle loves jazz and you should too. That's the long and the short of it, and if pushing us through his aforementioned white-knuckle hyper-drama hadn't changed our minds then this time he's turning on the charm. Switching up (considerably), he now presents us... an old-fashioned …

Review: Hail, Caesar!

Over the last decade especially, the Coen Brothers' output has swung steadily like a metronome; from bleak, lean thriller No Country For Old Men to the acidic comedy of Burn After Reading; the existential crisis of A Serious Man to the crowd pleasuring adventurism of True Grit; the melancholy of Inside Llewyn Davis to their latest effort, Hail, Caesar!  - a classic …

Review: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes is a new horror film from writer/director duo Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer that's been unfairly sidelined to straight-to-DVD anonymity here in the UK (Not even a blu-ray? What the hell, Metrodome?). It's a minor tragedy that deserves correction, as this is one of the most memorable and toe-curlingly visceral movie experiences of …

Review: Argo

"Directed by Ben Affleck". At one time, before the California-born actor started his endeavours behind the camera, those words would have been treated with suspicion. Sure, together with Matt Damon, Affleck had cut his teeth putting pen to paper for the movies, but this was followed by some ill-advised movie choices (Pearl Harbor, Gigli). Come …