The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

A strange comedy, “inspired by” the bestselling book by Jon Ronson, starring George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey , The Men Who Stare At Goats seems to think it’s a clever, quirky comedy when that’s only half true. A…

La Horde aka The Horde (2009)

A bunch of armed, angry cops attempt to storm an apartment full of armed, angry criminals when everything goes horribly wrong. One pile of bullets and bloodshed later and the cops look to be facing their final moments on earth. Which is…

The Duchovny Files

When recently viewing Derrick Bortes limp satire The Joneses a strong uncertainty came over me concerning the qualities which David Duchovny bring to this and his other films.  I had a similar anxiety a few years back after seeing him in…

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Describing a film as an indie gem may be a cliché, if so in this case its one I am happy to embrace.  Just like in 2001’s Donnie Darko where you hear Echo and The Bunnymen’s cult classic The Killing Moon playing during the opening sequence,…

Dogtooth aka Kynodontas (2010)

This festival favourite makes for one of the strangest and most unexpected treats of the year.  While strong links between the domestic satire and the work of Michael Haneke have understandably been made, for me this only shares in the…

World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

Father loves son - that's just The Way It Is . . . . . . . . . . A movie that it's hard to rave about without giving too much away, I am going to take the safe option and be as vague as possible even though that's not maybe the best way to…

The Illusionist (2010)

Directed by Sylvain Chomet, who gave us the wonderful and wonderfully quirky The Triplets Of Belleville, this animated movie (from an unproduced script by Jacques Tati) will delight fans of the Frenchman’s previous work and resonate…