Spider-Man 3

It’s slick, funny and spectacular and, for a change, here’s a super hero sequel that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is still the nerdiest of nerds but he has grown accustomed to his success as Spider-Man.…

TMNT

Those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back. The little green turtles were fun in the Eighties and Nineties but their 21st Century reinvention, in so-so animation, is just plain dull. It was a witty comic book parody of the X-Men…

Inland Empire

Wildly imaginative to some, infuriating to others, surrealist David Lynch is back with his most uncompromising movie since Eraserhead. If you didn’t like his previous films, you’ll hate this. If you’re a fan or if you’re just open to a…

The Science of Sleep

The director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind shows us his imagination in this highly original new movie but he also tries our patience with a plot that gets lost somewhere along the way. Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal)…

Black Book (Zwartboek)

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven who brought us the iconic Robocop and Basic Instinct but also rubbish like Showgirls returns to his roots and finds his form again. A beautiful Jewish singer, Rachel (Carice van Houten) is bombed out of her…

A Prairie Home Companion

Cert 12A The last movie from great film director Robert Altman, who died last year, is a fitting epitaph to an illustrious career. A Prairie Home Companion is a long-running variety show on American National Public Radio, hosted by that…

A Young Man’s Game

A young man’s game;flexing muscles,oiling engines,gun barrel proud. Lungs at capacity, heart on maximum,legs at full stretch, manhood proven. No pain, no gain,you can do it,come on mate,just go for it. Fraternity,camaraderie,buddies,all together now. The first kill,bloodied, shaken, hardened,hurt inside.…

London to Brighton

Pop Video director, Paul Andrew Williams, makes an impressive feature film debut in a homegrown gangster movie full of tension and style. Kelly (Lorraine Stanley) is a prostitute, forced by Derek (Johnnie Harris) her bullying pimp to find a child…

Deck The Halls

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a turkey and you won’t find a bigger one than this in the current crop of festive releases. Cute, brash little Buddy (Danny DeVito) is a car salesman who wants to make his mark on…

Little Children

Look out for this one at next year’s award nominations. Outstanding writer/director Todd Field builds on his success with In The Bedroom to make one of the best films of the year. Ronald (Jackie Earl Haley), a convicted paedophile, is…