The Invisible Woman

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. Ralph Fiennes second film from the director’s chair follows in the steps of… Continue reading

Bottle Rocket

One of my local independents, Cameo, has started a Wes Anderson retrospective in preparation for the release of his latest film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ in a couple of weeks. As I’d only… Continue reading


A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Spike Jonze is one of the most original voices in Hollywood today, and… Continue reading

The Missing Picture

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979. One of the nominees for ‘Best Foreign Film’ at this year’s… Continue reading

Frank Turner – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 08/02/2014

Frank Turner has developed a reputation throughout his career as an incessant tourer, breaking only every couple of years or so to record a new album. He paid for this to an extent… Continue reading

The Monuments Men

An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. I’m a little bit conflicted on this one. It’s not a bad… Continue reading

Cuban Fury

A former salsa prodigy attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined. Cuban Fury is an enjoyable British rom-com, helped above the usual rom-com rubbish by a likable self-deprecating performance from Nick… Continue reading

The Lego Movie

An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. The Lego Movie is one… Continue reading

Out Of The Furnace

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn’t follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. There’s the bones of an excellent film… Continue reading

Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Dallas Buyers Club’s been… Continue reading

Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their… Continue reading

Augustines Lose A “We Are” And Go Walkabout

The band may have lost a “We Are” from their title since they last graced our shores with their euphoric live shows, but rest assured nothing else has changed. As you can hear… Continue reading