Le Week-End (2013)

Le Week-End follows a married couple who are rapidly approaching retirement age as they embark on a trip to Paris where they hope to rekindle the magic in their troubled marriage. Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are not your…

Top Ten 80s Comedies

It was only when I came to compile this list that I realised just how many of my favourite movies fall into the ‘80s comedy’ bracket. The decade was an extremely strong one for comedies with the likes of Murray, Akroyd and Martin all…

2 Guns (2013)

This all-action buddy movie courtesy of Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur pits Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two criminal comrades with uncertain loyalties. It’s revealed early on that both men are secretly undercover for…

Streets Of Fire (1984)

Walter Hill’s cult classic is tacky, overflowing with clichés and relentlessly over the top, it is also strangely brilliant. The director himself said he wanted to make the kind of film he would have loved as a teenager, filled with “custom…

Starbuck (2011)

Starbuck is the story of David Wozniak, an affable slacker who struggles to live as a responsible adult. He owes money to some unsavoury sorts, continually messes up at his meat delivery job and appears to regularly let down his family.…

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Chances are that for many of us, the prospect of a Kevin James star vehicle produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Production Company isn’t exactly going to set our pulses racing. After all, it really is saying something when Paul Blart:…

Dracula (1958)

One of the jewels in the Hammer Studio crown, Terence Fisher’s colourful and camp take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula is soon to be released on Blu-ray crisper, brighter and longer than ever before. Dracula has been restored once…

Rust and Bone (2012)

The last movie from French director Jacques Audiard’s was the rather magnificent A Prophet, a vicious and unflinching tale of life in a French prison. It was a visceral and powerful movie which was brutally realistic in its portrayal of…

Tower Block (2012)

The remaining inhabitants of a bleak and run-down tower block live sheltered lives on the top floor of the condemned building. After a fifteen year old boy is beaten to death in the corridor, they choose to turn a blind eye and refuse to…