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Stormy Monday

Later going on to helm Leaving Las Vegas and The Sopranos amongst others, Mike Figgis' directorial debut feature flaunts a fledgling director's passion for film-making. Lovingly crafted, Stormy Monday (so called, presumably after the T Bone…

The Amityville Horror (1979)

An all-American couple - George (James Brolin) and Kathy (Margot Kidder) Lutz - move with their young family into a dream house in the small town of Amityville, in the wilds of New York's Long Island. They dismiss the story of the house's…

John Wick 2 (2017)

Upon its release, John Wick was a surprise hit. With its unrestrained violence and imaginative choreography, the film reaffirmed Keanu Reeves as a certified action hero and grossed $88m worldwide. Three years later, Chad Stahelski is back…

Prevenge (2016)

After a weekend of praise for one female director reaching a breakneck magnitude another, in the form of Alice Lowe, has been bubbling quietly with murderous subtlety with her melancholy comedy horror. A project that breaks the mold in the…

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans

Motorsport. Meh. There was an acute sense of apathy around all aspects of racing for this writer; Sunday morning memories of watching cars go round and round and round made lie-ins all the more appealing. Notice the past tense. Steve…

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"War! Huh, yeah! What is it good for?" "Oscar nominations!" "Say it again, y'all!" Gibson's fifth directorial feature tells the tale of Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour during World…

XX (2016)

The level of buzz surrounding XX has certainly outstripped anything greeting a portmanteau genre piece such as this for a while. Screened to much fanfare recently at London’s renowned Prince Charles Cinema, this all-girl horror anthology is…

The Void (2016)

I guess in the world of modern film it must, inevitably, become increasingly difficult to come up with fresh ideas. Many things which you see at the cinema now are mere variations of what has gone before: add a few tweaks – a new character,…

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons (1966) is a delight to watch.  The multi-Oscar winning period drama charts the true story of the fall of Sir Thomas Moore (Paul Scofield) England's Chancellor during the reign of Henry VIII (Robert Shaw), who lost his…