★★★★★ Arsenal, the second of Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s War trilogy, explores the process that the Ukraine underwent in its journey from agricultural idyll towards industrialisation.
★★★★✰ Zvenigora was Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s fourth film, but his first outside of the Russian studio system… we review the 1928 classic.
★★★✰✰ Taking a wide shot against the workings of American politics, The Campaign stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
★★★★✰ Barbara focuses on the internal workings of its characters, rather than the workings of the oppressive system that they inhabit.
★★★★★ Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis go toe to toe in Rian Johnson’s sci-fi action thriller where assassins kill people sent back from the future for monetary gain.
★★★★★ We review Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones adventure to hit cinema screens back in 1981. (Reviewed in IMAX)
★★✰✰✰ A loner living deep in the woods is dragged into an attempt by two corrupt cops to kill a murder witness in The Victim.
★★★★★ Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre is a beautifully shocking, repulsively irresistable work of art.
★★★★★ The best pilots are chosen to learn advanced ‘dog fighting’ techniques at an elite flying school and compete to be the best of the best.
★★★★✰ Liam Neeson, aka the man with the particular set of skills, returns for Taken 2, another dose of the audience-pleasing Taken formula.
★✰✰✰✰ Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson stars in this woefully constructed thriller about a criminal turned cop following in his murdered father’s footsteps as the attack dog of NYPD’s most corrupt cops.
★★★★★ Three all American kids race for pole position in the fierce World Karting Association championships to secure a name for themselves as potential NASCAR drivers of the future.
★★★✰✰ This portrait of the renowned photographer enhances the Corbijn brand, but ultimately adds nothing.
★★★✰✰ The Sweeney follows the Metropolitan Police’s tough Flying Squad as they use often illegal methods to capture armed robbers across the city.
★★★★★ Les Enfants Du Paradis is quite possibly Marcel Carné’s finest work, made during France’s darkest hour in history.