In Secret – Review

In Secret feels like a film that has sat in stasis, waiting - to get made, for its cast to stabilise, for its leads to maybe even make it big. In a claustrophobic, stagey Paris primarily existing within a...

Divergent – Review

There's one major problem for Divergent, and it begins with T, H, and G. In a world where "Katniss Everdeen" was just a meaningless string of syllables, this teen-centric adventure might just about get by; but...

Need For Speed – Review

A song scabs over the penultimate scene of Need For Speed (or Braking Bad) before it hits you that it’s actually a truly dreadful cover of Dylan’s 'All Along The Watchtower'. This mangled arrangement...

The Book Thief – Review

It may span the most significant decades of last century, but The Book Thief pretty much boils down to girl-lives-with-family, girl-learns-to-read - for two hours. Over John William’s all-pervading score,...

The Railway Man – Review

“War leaves a mark” is the overwhelming message of The Railway Man. Yet its subject doesn’t so much bear a scar as he does a festering psychological wound, which is pustulating into his civilian life and...