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Katyn

25 Jun 20094 stars

The secret 1940 execution of 22,000 Polish POW and other patriotic citizens and its legacy is examined in this multi-thread historical drama from veteran Polish filmmaker Andrej Wajda (Danton, Man of Iron, Ashes and Diamonds). Shortly after Germany’s…

Out of the Furnace

16 Jan 20143 stars

Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Willem Dafoe squandered in this B-movie revenge scenario

All dressed up with nowhere to go, Scott Cooper’s follow-up to his award-garlanded Jeff Bridges drama Crazy Heart is a languid thriller, garnished with meaty performances in service of a deeply conventional narrative. The Rust Belt setting is powerfully…

Supergods - Grant Morrison interview

21 Jun 2011

Grant Morrison on his journey to becoming one of the world’s leading comics writers

When I was eight my mum, who was a big fan of science fiction in all its forms, took me to see 2001: A Space Odyssey three times in one month. It was a profound thing to see. The second time I was so freaked out by the Stargate sequence that I couldn’t…

Teenage Hooker Became A Killing Machine

28 Feb 20083 stars

SCI-FI/HORROR (18) 60min (Third Window DVD rental/retail) This low budget Korean entry is certainly an oddity, and has to garner bonus points as one of the most garishly outrageous film titles in many a year. The teenage hooker of the title is hacked…

Thor

20 Apr 20113 stars

It’s hammer time! Kenneth Branagh's Thor has a theatrical charm

(12A) 130min Kenneth Branagh may have seemed like an unlikely choice to direct Marvel's Thor but he pulls it off with considerable style to kick-start the summer in fun fashion. By no means perfect, and inferior to both Christopher Nolan's genre…

Tonight’s the night - Saturday Night Live Comedians - Baby Mama

17 Jul 2008

Tina Fey is the latest in a long line of comedians to come through the writer’s rooms of NBC’s legendary comedy show Saturday Night Live. Here’s a few more familiar faces