Sunday, 30 November 2014

Funny Games

In which Haneke makes his trademark chilling devastation all the more harrowing by quietly kicking in the fourth wall and making you responsible for what happens.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

A series of new character introductions, old character re-introductions and motifs established for maximum emotional resonance in part two where, presumably, the story will actually start.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


A perfunctory Nordic Evil Dead clone.

Monday, 24 November 2014


Saves its meagre budget for the last third when the jerky, stop-motion titular menace finally appears on screen and shit properly kicks off.

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Drop

Subdued to the point of insouciance as stereotypes drag themselves down well worn ruts toward inevitability.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Meat Grinder [Cheuuat gaawn chim]

Confused jumble of plot twists about a noodle seller whose main ingredient is whomever most recently pissed her off. Some of the ickier gore moments did turn the stomach but this was more likely due to my foolish decision to try and eat a bowl of noodles of my own whilst watching.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Black Rock

More terrible shit centred on idiots running about an island whilst yelling and screaming.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Interstellar [IMAX]

Nolan plays fast with physics in order to generate grand spectacle. It is grand though, so fair play.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Blue Is The Warmest Colour [La vie d'Adèle]

A remarkable film of extreme contradiction in that it's as naturalistic as it is cinematic, as simple as it is deep and as happy as it is sad.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Across The River [Oltre il guado]

An unsuccessful attempt to turn a really good location into a really good film.


Horror movie that isn't a horror movie (but is actually a horror movie).