Blood Simple

So, decided to follow up my Wes Anderson retrospective and run through the Coen Brothers filmography, which I have no doubt I’ll enjoy more. I’ve seen probably around half of their films already,… Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. I’ve somehow managed to avoid seeing any of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man… Continue reading


As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of… Continue reading


A successful construction manager’s life is drastically changed by a series of phone calls while he drives. Locke is one of those films that makes a mockery of the rating system. Should I… Continue reading

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


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


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


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