Director Ti West conjures evil from the shadows of our everyday fears in The House of the Devil and his new release The Innkeepers.
Problems at home? Family getting you down? Don’t take that stress to work with you, especially if you’re meant to be a discreet hitman. Harry Hunt reviews THE KILL LIST, coming soon to Cambridge Arts Picturehouse.
There are rumours of a streaker and a carcrash. Everyone’s dancing, tweeting, beering, cheering and clapping. Just another night at the …Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton?! *record scratch*
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE is a great, if deliberately confusing, debut from Sean Durkin with an excellent performance by Elizabeth Olsen. Jim Ross reviews.
At the bottom of a strange hole in the ground, three teenagers find a glowing crystalline object and acquire strange powers in John Trake’s narrowly focused twist on the superhero origin story. Reviewed by Ann Linden.
Alexander Payne’s THE DESCENDANTS arrived in the UK on a wave of awards nominations. Despite it being a pleasant film, Jim Ross isn’t sure it’s fully merited.
“Today, I stop being real. People like listening to characters. Characters are safe, because they’re not real. So today, I become a character.” – Warren Ellis, “Doktor Sleepless”
Meryl Streep has been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Thatch in THE IRON LADY. Better justified is the nomination for Best Makeup, says Keith Braithwaite.
‘What can you do to a hero, or to a father, who has gone wayward? Can you discipline your father?’ Mike Boyd reviews this fascinating, frustrated portrait of Mugabe as a man, which is also an important history of the country as a whole.
Women make up a small proportion of film creatives, and the UnderWire Festival looks to recognise the best short work made by women across a range of film related crafts – Jo Shaw reviewed this year’s festival.