The Raid 2: Berandal

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. I never… Continue reading

Calvary

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. John Michael McDonagh released his debut feature film, ‘The Guard’ in 2011 to great… Continue reading

Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. I saw Moonrise Kingdom at the cinema a couple of years… Continue reading

Divergent

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out… Continue reading

The Double

A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger. The Double is a strange little film from Richard Ayoade, best known for his appearances as Moss… Continue reading

Noah

A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the wicked from the world. So this is a bit of… Continue reading

Two Nights with the Manic Street Preachers (and The Twilight Sad) – April 2014

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 03/04/2014 Barrowlands, Glasgow, 04/04/2014 I’d bought tickets to see the Manics in Glasgow on the Friday way back at the tail end of last year, both for myself, but also… Continue reading

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. The final Wes Anderson film I hadn’t seen, and definitely one of… Continue reading

The Past

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request… Continue reading

20 Feet From Stardom

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or… Continue reading

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. I really wasn’t a huge fan… Continue reading

The Darjeeling Limited

A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. The Darjeeling Limited is a return to form for Wes Anderson, after… Continue reading