A thoughtful character study.
It’s considered the ultimate tragedy to die alone, unremembered and unmourned – and possibly left to rot in your council flat for weeks until your neighbours complain about the smell. (Don’t even mention being eaten by your pets.) Council worker...
Brit drama turns anger into poetry.
Joseph (Peter Mullan), one half of the damaged, tenuous pairing that comes to the fore in Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, has two friends: Terry (Paul Conway) is wasting away in the house of his daughter, who lets Joseph in to visit but won’t...
A delightfully-retro adventure film.
In the same week that Sylvester Stallone bludgeons cinema goers with his sledgehammer homage to 1980’s American action, The Expendables, Danish filmmaker Tomas Villum Jensen and local arthouse distributor Filmways sneak their dippy, delightfully...
Guy Ritchie’s re-interpretation of the iconic sleuth cheerfully disregards history and well may spark a new franchise.
* * * * (4 STARS): Sherlock Holmes as a dishevelled, karate-chopping, kick-ass action hero and manic depressive? Devotees of the iconic detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may well blanch at the idea, and Basil Rathbone, who played the...
Holmes for the holidays.
* * * * (4 STARS): As astonished as he would be that his literary sleuth is still alive and kicking 122 years after he was first published, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may be less enamoured of the interpretation that Robert Downey Jr and director Guy...

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