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Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s debut novel ‘The Beach’ was in everyone’s hands on train journeys back in the late 90’s.Rather than be a flash in the pan, Garland has become an accomplished screenwriter (Never Let Me Go,Dredd, 28 Days Later), and ‘Ex_Machina’ is his first stab at writing and directing.Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins an worldwide competition to...

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Monday DVD mega-release day

Monday DVD mega-release day

There are four reasons to buy a movie today. They are ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘, ‘Evil Dead‘, Brian DePalma’s ‘Passion’, and Darren Aronofsky’s debut movie finally released on Blu-ray, ‘Pi’. Of course, hold fire on the purchasing as you could win three of them here here and here! We’ve reviewed ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘ and ‘Evil Dead‘...

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BEYOND CLUELESS

BEYOND CLUELESS

This documentary looks at teen movies from the recent golden age (mid-90’s-mid-00’s) andrecognises similar traits of the genre. So you’ve got alienation, sex, murder, tribes, and raucousholidays. ‘Beyond Clueless’, is exclusively made up of clips from enjoyable films with a review style narration (delivered by ‘The Craft’s lead actress Fairuza Balk) and the opinions ofwriter/director...

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Selma

Selma

Knowing nothing about Martin Luther King Jnr. other than the basics (black icon, assassination), I watched ‘Selma’ with a mixture of admiration at what people can achieve through a collective will, and some sadness that only last year, some fifty years after these events, that America still has such huge racial problems.MLK (David Oyelowo) and...