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Maps to the Stars [2014]

A different version of this review was published at Broadsheet. The latest film by proudly independent Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg (The Fly, Crash, History of Violence), presents a…

The Zero Theorem [2013]

The latest film by surrealist filmmaker Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem, is everything you’d expect from the ex-Monty Python, director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975], The Crimson…

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? [2013]

If over the last few years you haven’t been too much of a Luddite to get into podcasts and realise the endless potential of AM Radio-style discussions by…

Awful Nice [2013]

Awful Nice is moments of jackass-esque comedy in amongst a mostly stupid film. Almost exactly what you’d expect from the preview (and preview review). It’s a little polarising…

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap [2012]

   Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap is a documentary made by hip hop legend Ice-T. The documentary is the first I’ve seen though, that finally presupposes…

Filth [2013]

Based on the 1998 novel by Irvine Welsh, directed, produced and screenplay written by Jon S Baird, Filth tells the story of bent Scottish polis officer Bruce Robertson (James…

Price Check [2012]

I’ve liked Parker Posey as an actress since Dazed and Confused [1993] where she played the wonderfully horrible bitch, Darla Marks, and had one of the best lines…

A Beginner’s Guide to Endings [2010]

Written for FILMINK A Beginner’s Guide to Endings 2010 M Jonathan Sobol Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan, JK Simmons, Jason Jones, Paulo Costanzo September 20 Hopscotch 93 minutes About…

Spring Breakers [2013]

Harmony Korine has always puzzled me. On the one hand, he wrote the screenplay for Kids [1995] (directed by Larry Clark) but he also wrote and directed the…

Funeral Kings [2012]

There isn’t too much to say about this simple yet immensely enjoyable well-made film. A group of young kids in a small town get up to all sorts…