out 1

OUT 1 (1971)

Jacques Rivette is an ongoing revelation for me. News of the French director’s death broke as I was part way through watching Arrow’s release...

deadpool

DEADPOOL (2016)

Let’s start with the good news: this version of Deadpool is a hundred times more entertaining than the first outing for the offbeat superhero,...

pride & prejudice & zombies

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES (2016)

Based both on Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice and Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel of the same name—adding re-animated corpses into the equation—Pride & Prejudice...

the lobster

THE LOBSTER (2015)

It has been clear for some time that the leading lights of the ‘weird wave’ of Greek cinema would not be able to remain...

hail, caesar!

HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)

The Coen brothers’ filmography is heavily populated with desks and the men who sit behind them. In the Coens’ universe, desks serve to define...

dad's army

DAD’S ARMY (2016)

Among the fine tradition of classic British sitcoms, few stand as revered—or, indeed, as British—as Dad’s Army. Set during World War II, this beloved...

goosebumps

GOOSEBUMPS (2015)

If you grew up in the ’90s, there’s a good chance R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books were one of your formative forays into fiction. A...

the walk

THE WALK (2015)

The Walk is by no means perfect. In fact, it’s all too easy to pull apart, if you so desire. The dialogue is very...

macbeth

MACBETH (2015)

Is it unfair to compare this latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to past film adaptations of the play? Each director must find their own...