Scene from Murnau's Faust

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Saoirse the kelpie goes for a swim

9 November 2015-11-09

  Out This Week     Song of the Sea (StudioCanal, cert PG) The Irish tricolour is firmly nailed to the mast in the follow-up to Tomm Moore’s animation The Secret of Kells – opening

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Dr Dre and Ice T in Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

12 October 2012-10-12

Out in the UK This Week   Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Kaleidoscope, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Given how often rappers are being deliberately awkward, or cool, and how often an over-attachment to mind

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The cast of Fast and Furious 6

16 September 2013-09-16

Out in the UK this week   Fast & Furious 6 (Universal, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) Having started as a “hot cars, even hotter girls” kind of affair, the F&F franchise is morphing as it goes

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BB-8 and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars the Force Awakens

11 April 2016-04-11

  Out This Week     Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney, cert 12) You don’t go to a Rolling Stones gig to hear new tunes. And you don’t turn out for Star Wars –

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Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt

16 May 2016-05-16

  Out This Week     The Big Short (Paramount, cert 15) What is a mortgage backed security, a sub-prime loan or a credit default swap? At an early stage in this hugely entertaining film

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Macon Blair in Blue Ruin

8 September 2014-09-08

  Out in the UK This Week   Blue Ruin (4DVD, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Most vigilante thrillers fall into one of two camps – either the seriously pissed off professional killer who decides enough is enough (Point

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Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

23 May 2016-05-23

  Out This Week   The Revenant (Fox, cert 15) Last year Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar for Birdman. The gongs have clearly gone slightly to his head and he

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Luke Evans as Vlad the Impaler in Dracula Untold

9 February 2015-02-09

Out in the UK This Week     Dracula Untold (Universe, cert 15) Dracula gets the superhero treatment, bagging an origin story that places him somewhere between Batman and Superman – Batman’s damaged psyche (the Turks

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Tang Wei and Chris Hemsworth in Blackhat

15 June 2015-06-15

Out This Week   Cake (Warner, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Child actresses signal they’ve grown up and make a grab for respect by shedding their clothes; older actresses by shedding their makeup. So it proves with

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