The Arbor

The Arbor 2:1 Director: Clio Bernard Cast: Christine Bottomley, George Costigan, Monica Dolan, Jimi Mistry & Andrea Dunbar By Jack Mays “Unflinching…harrowing…fearless”. So say the IFI’s programme notes for The Arbor, directed by first-timer Clio Barnard. I can’t say I wasn’t warned. What I suppose you might call a “dramatised documentary”, The Arbor chronicles two […]

Let Me In

Let Me In 2:2 Director: Matt Reeves Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Moretz, Elias Koteas & Richard Jenkins By Sean Driver With cinemas filled with re-releases, remakes and vampires it seems apt to paraphrase Gordon Gecko: truly blood, for want of a better word, is good. Vampires are busy taking over the world and Cloverfield director […]

The Kids are All Right

The Kids are All Right 2:2 by Clare Burnett Director: Lisa Cholodenko Cast: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hutcherson, Mia Wasikowska I went with little or no expectations to a screening of ‘The Kids Are All Right.’ Rated well by other critics and on the reputation of director Lisa Cholodenko, however, it definitely […]


Red 2:2 Director: Robert Schwentke Cast: Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Brian Cox & Helen Mirren Although based on a po-faced “graphic novel” and starring an assortment of over -the-hill actors, Red somehow manages to exceed expectations and emerge an enjoyable action romp. Director Robert Schwentke recognises the need […]

The Social Network

The Social Network 2:2 Director: David Fincher Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Arne Hammer & Joseph Mazzello I feel I should start by saying I don’t have a facebook. It’s something that never appealed to me. But strangely The Social Network (or “The Facebook Movie” as it will no doubt be monikered) was […]

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Rating: III Director: Oliver Stone Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin. Oliver Stone can’t make movies. This was something I really didn’t believe for a long time. Surely the maverick auteur has produced some worthy films? Well Stone fans will always point to Platoon, but Platoon is a bit overwrought and maudlin […]


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