(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…

Win Diary of a Bad Lad DVDs

Diary of a Bad Lad is a great new British film, our review of which you can see here, It is out on DVD on 28th June and to celebrate its release we (courtesy of Safe Cracker Pictures) have 5x copies of the DVD to give away. All you have to…

Triangle (2009)

Writer-director Christopher Smith (who has given us straight horror with Creep and great comedy horror with Severance) returns with his most ambitious movie to date, and also one of the finest thrillers I have seen since Memento. It's THAT…

Waterworld (1995)

”Fantastic ... A Great Film!” says the DVD sleeve, quoting one Chris Evans. If it’s the same Chris Evans who plays the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies, then I’m not surprised at his youthful enthusiasm since he was a mere fourteen…