Shiny Shelf
By Alex Fitch on 31 October 2011 Comments Off

I have to admit I was never the greatest fan of Tintin comics or the classic animated series, but even a casual knowledge of them makes it obvious this film does a disservice to both.

By Stephen Lavington on 18 December 2004 Comments Off

In 1998 Peter Biskind’s ‘Easy Riders, Raging Bulls’ was published, taking as its subject the explosion of innovative, eccentric and electric filmmaking in 1970s America…

By Mark Clapham on 25 October 2003 Comments Off

They need a big box just to fit that title on…

By Stephen Lavington on 21 September 2003 Comments Off

It has become almost an annual tradition to lambast the quality of Hollywood’s summer output. Key to this is the guaranteed use of the phrase ‘Summer of Sequels’, with all the associated critique of laziness, complacency….

By Stephen Lavington on 07 February 2003 Comments Off

Steven Spielberg is a funny old cove and no mistake. ‘AI’ and ‘Minority Report’ announce an embarkment on a comfortable sci-fi path, but then he pops up with this little number…

By Jim Smith on 08 November 2002 Comments Off

Despite the final instalment properly belonging to the very early 1990s, the Back to The Future trilogy remains perhaps the definitive 1980s franchise.

By Jim Smith on 05 July 2002 Comments Off

When exquisite washed-out photography and peerless framing combine with a man talking at length about the value of family life, there can be surely no doubt at all about whose personal universe you’re in.