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Mona Lisa (1986)

Bob Hoskins was a deceptively nuanced actor, hiding great depths behind a permanently frayed temper that sees his characters go into flat out rage in seconds. As eye-catching as these explosions prove, they only succeed because he layers in…

Darling (1965)

Fifty years on, Darling is a very different film to the modish, fashion conscious drama that so nakedly tried to seize the zeitgeist of the swinging 60s on first release. The height of style then, epitomised in Julie Christie’s restlessly…

Still Life (2013)

John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker with a particularly important job; to find any living relatives of solitary deceased people in the borough and, if unsuccessful, arrange the funeral and burial or cremation of these people. John…

How to Stop Being a Loser (2011)

After Hitch, Wedding Crashers and – most recently – Crazy Stupid Love, the wingman/buddy movie is slowly coming into vogue, establishing a canon all of its own. Though How to Stop Being a Loser treads very similar (read: derivative) ground,…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Warning: this review contains spoilers! John le Carré knows a thing or two about spying. Between 1960 - 1964 the acclaimed author worked as an intelligence officer for MI6 (following two years service at MI5), having his career swiftly…

Attack the Block (2011)

Saving the council estate from aliens  In this engaging action-horror-science fiction movie set in a desolate part of South London, in Brixton, a fledgling hospital nurse named Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is mugged on her way home by teenage…

Attack the Block (2011)

The debut feature from Joe Cornish caught a lot of cinema goers by surprise, including yours truly. Perhaps due to its marketing or maybe just Cornish’s comedy background, I went into Attack the Block expecting a horror comedy set amidst a…

The Be All And End All (2009)

The Be All And End All is a warm, funny and poignant tale about friendship and the pressures of teenage life. Robbie and Ziggy are two 15 year old Liverpudlian lads who like most boys their age, are fixated on losing their virginity. A…