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Napoleon – Re-Release Review

Making one of its intermittent returns to the big screen, Abel Gance’s five-and-a-half hour (6+ with intermissions!) 1927 masterpiece Napoleon is back and better than ever. This time around, the cause for renewed celebration is the picture’s long-awaited arrival on home media formats; the BFI is also currently streaming Napoleon online. Home media is well-suited […]

The Innocents – New Release Review

A nurse, working with the French Red Cross, travels to Poland in the year 1945, her mission being to provide assistance to the many wounded survivors of the war. Once there, however, she finds herself whisked away to a convent by a particularly pushy sister; at the convent she discovers, much to her surprise, that […]

The Darkest Universe – New Release Review

The Darkest Universe, from BAFTA-nominated Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley, is a thoroughly original British independent release that identifies the young directors as a tandem to keep an eye on. Not only is their second effort (their first being 2011’s Black Pond, for which they were nominated) able to pull off that oh-so-tricky juggling act of remaining […]

Cemetery of Splendor – New Release Review

Cemetery of Splendor plumbs the depths of the soul in a meditative and meandering narrative that simply defies categorization.

A Street Cat Named Bob – New Release Review

We take a look at this adapted true story of heroin addiction, homelessness and a loving feline… A homeless recovering heroin addict is able to turn his life around thanks to the positive influence of a particularly faithful streetcat. That probably sounds like a cheesy – not to mention implausible – inspirational film, but it’s […]

Let’s Be Evil – New Release Review

In what appears to be the near future, but could just as well be the cutting-edge present, twenty something Jenny (Elizabeth Morris) finds that her job application has been successful. It’s a funny old rôle, the one for which she’s applied. It’s all in a bunker beneath Los Angeles, for one thing. And for another, […]

Exclusive Interview: Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley Talk The Darkest Universe!

The Darkest Universe is a thoroughly original British independent release that follows a young man in search of his sister whose mysterious disappearance leaves him reeling. It is directed and edited by BAFTA-nominated directors Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley, whose work on the 2011 indie Black Pond earned them critical acclaim. In The Darkest Universe, […]

Starfish – New Release Review

We take a look at true story Starfish as it opens in cinemas today… Starfish is the true story of Tom Ray, as portrayed by his near-namesake Tom Riley. Tom Ray has a beautiful house out in Rutland, a wife who loves him enough to go back to work in order to allow him to work on […]

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives

Hip-hop began, as everyone knows, with block parties in the Bronx in the late 1970s, but it hit its creative and commercial peak in New York in the 1990s. White DJ Stretch Armstrong and Latino announcer Bobbito Garcia were lucky enough, at that time, to host an underground radio show through which practically every single […]

I, Daniel Blake – New Release Review

We take a look at Ken Loach’s timely and affecting film… Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a joiner, perhaps in his sixties or seventies. Before the film opens, he suffers a heart attack and is advised by his doctor not to return to work until he has his health back. That’s nothing to worry about, you […]