❉ This black and white Portuguese horror is a game of two halves, Iain MacLeod finds.
❉ Writer/director Robert D. Kryzowski and a seriously great Sam Elliott deliver one of the year’s best and most pleasant surprises!
❉ Drew Pearce’s directorial debut marshals great performances from what could be an intimidating cast and the pace never flags, writes Iain MacLeod.
❉ “Why are musical geniuses on film always piano players?”, muses Iain MacLeod. “You never see a tortured accordion player or obsessed washboard player.”
❉ How does the fantasy drama based on the comic by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Nimura fare on screen?
❉ Using a mixture of archive film and TV footage and with an original soundtrack by Adrian Utley and Will Gregory, ‘Arcadia’ explores our relationship with the British landscape.
❉ Stephen Frears’ adaptation of The Grifters, a hard-boiled tale of small time scam artists looking to get out of the life of the short con, arrives on Blu-Ray.
❉ Cronenberg’s violent exploration of digital immersion has proved to be eerily prophetic, in its own skewed bio-technological way.
❉ Things get downright pagan in this short film showing just how weird and sinister some British subcultures can get.
❉ Iain MacLeod reviews a weekend of essential entertainment looking at the most revolutionary sitcom ever made.