My Brother the Devil (2012)

This confident and engaging debut from Sally El Hosaini will find favour amongst indie audiences for its intimate and stylish portrayal of two teenage Britsh-born Egyptian brothers making their way through life on an East London estate.…

The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

This long lost silent-era film is the last German made feature of the great Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1947) before his transition to Hollywood. Unseen for more than 80 years, The Loves of Pharaoh has been, essentially, lovingly re-edited from…

Ruby Sparks (2012)

*** Warning 'ere be spoilers *** Twenty-eight year old Zoe Kazan is the 'real' star of the charming indie romance Ruby Sparks. She may not be the name everyone is talking about yet, even after appearing in several films, though her…

Room 237 (2012)

Did you know that the celebrated director Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo moon landing for NASA in a Hollywood studio? It's one of the 'claims' made in the outlandish and esoteric documentary analysing the 1980 Horror masterpiece The…

Holy Motors (2012)

The touch of inventive madness, self-depreciation, visual stupefaction, not to mention the excessive libidinal forces; all, are held together with magnificent poise and charm in the bizarre French film Holy Motors. What possible meaning(s)…

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Andrew Dominik's meaty, vigorous and suitably violent third feature will have fans of the gritty low-level gangster genre just about satisfied mainly due to its cast of top-shelf performers. Brad Pitt is the devilishly cool, cynical…

Now Is Good (2012)

This British 'bucket list' weepie starring the normally adorable Dakota Fanning dies long before the terminally ill 17 year-old herione takes her final breath. Now Is Good, an adaption of Jenny Downham’s novel Before I Die, features some…

Hope Springs (2012)

The devil who wore Prada and the man in Black go for marriage counselling in the romantic comedy Hope Springs. Steve Carrell plays it straight as the relationship 'guru' trying to reconcile prudish housewife Kay (Meryl Streep) and grumpy…