When film-foax use the word “Felliniesque”, they’re likely alluding to the grotesquerie of Amacord or Satyricon, or the loaded symbolism of La Stra(...)

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the film of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: The reviews say the film is less terrible than the book. That’s still pretty awful though.

1 It’s not that I’m prudish but . . . 2 Okay, maybe I’m a little bit prudish. 3 Ever since The Fall I’ve been terrified of Jamie Dornan. (...)

If you’ve ever wondered about the finer differences between geeks and jocks, motorheads and micro-geeks, and skaters and plastics, then Beyond Clue(...)

Lily O’Connor (Agyness Deyn) is a pretty girl working in a change kiosk at a seaside amusements. She suffers from epilepsy: and we do mean “suffers(...)

Charlie Murphy knows the Christmas drill: “Too many tins of Roses. Sweating in your jumper. Watching an old film on TV. Popping over to different p(...)

Paraniod visions: Kevin McCarthy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Dr Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) recounts, in flashback, a fantastic tale about pod people replacing his patients and friends: “At first glance every(...)

The reptilian or lower brain controls basic life functions such as breathing, the fight-or- flight mechanism and the inner voice that insists it is(...)

Now, here’s a thing. This swashbuckling dramatisation of two major battles in the opening months of the first World War is a docudrama from a momen(...)

Despite a wonderfully elaborate set and quite a few special effects, Skip Kite’s film remains a lovely handmade artefact. A biographical portrait o(...)

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson is a best-selling novel among folks who, evidently, have no experience of either high-fallutin’ (Christopher Nolan’s(...)