Tom’s Midnight Garden (1999)

Tom’s Midnight Garden is one of Second Sight Films’ latest made for TV movies to be released on DVD and it’s really great to see these older tales brought back to life again to watch when it suits you, not the TV schedule. It is the…

The Interrupters (2011)

Director, Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie and At the Death House Door), brings us his new documentary The Interrupters.  As the subtitle states, it shows ‘one year in the life of a city grappling with violence’.  Based in Chicago, a group…

Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)

Wow!  Does anyone have a hot poker to hand, so I can poke my eyes out with it?  I cannot un-see what I’ve just seen! To prove I actually sat down and watched this drivel for the sake of a review, I will recite some of the story, thus:…

Beautiful Lies (2010)

In Beautiful Lies, Audrey Tautou plays Emilie (an homage to Amelie, or just a coincidence?).  She is a hairdresser with her own business, which she co-owns with her friend Sylvia.  Jean (Bouajila) is the unassuming handy man for the salon,…

One from the Heart (1982)

One from the Heart is primarily a love story about a couple, Hank (Forrest) and Frannie (Garr), who are going through a rough patch in their relationship and both are looking for a little more out of life. There is a great opening title…

The Conversation (1974)

The Conversation starts slowly, with the audience not really sure about what is happening.  We slowly realise that the couple we can see walking about are being monitored by a group of men who seem to be following their every move.  It is…

Angels of Evil (2010)

Angels of Evil is the biographical true story of Italy’s most notorious gangster and Milanese bank robber, Renato Vallanzasca. The movie starts in 1981 in a maximum security prison, where Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart) rules the…

Santa Who? (2000)

Santa Claus suffers a spell of amnesia after falling to earth from his sleigh. A small child is his only hope of regaining his memory and saving Christmas. Santa Who? begins with little Peter Albright in an orphanage writing out his…

Holy Rollers (2010)

Holy Rollers is a biographical crime drama set in Brooklyn and inspired by true events. A young Orthodox Jew is enticed into the world of drug smuggling by his neighbour, who has connections with an Israeli drug lord. Jesse Eisenberg…