April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy… Continue reading


Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. So after completing my reviews of the filmography of the Coen Brothers,… Continue reading

The Judge

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with… Continue reading

Idlewild – Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld, 18/10/2014

Idlewild are one of my favourite bands of all time, so when they announced an indefinite hiatus in 2010, I feared the worst. Of course some bands come back from a hiatus, but… Continue reading

Palo Alto

An unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction, PALO ALTO is a teen movie for the ages — an astonishing debut feature from writer-director Gia Coppola, based on the book “Palo Alto:… Continue reading

The Twilight Sad – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, 09/10/2014

The Twilight Sad have always been an enticing live prospect, whether they perform their ‘wall of noise’ style full band show (or the ‘noisy shite’ as lead singer James Graham called it at… Continue reading


A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. I’ve seen a couple of outstanding films recently, and following… Continue reading

James – Tolbooth, Stirling, 08/10/2014

When I woke up last Tuesday and had a casual browse through my facebook page on the way to work, the last thing I expected to find was the more than pleasant surprise… Continue reading

The Riot Club

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. Will you join in our crusade!? The rousing… Continue reading

Gone Girl

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. David Fincher is… Continue reading


Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Pawel… Continue reading

Draft Day

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a… Continue reading