12 Years a Slave
Acid Rap

Top Ten Mixtapes Of 2013

And now for something completely different. My top ten hip hop mixtapes of 2013, with links to free downloads of each one. 1. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap Download here. 2. Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever Download here. 3. Gucci Mane – Diary of a Trap God Download here. 4. Travi$ Scott … Read more

Gravity

Gravity and IMAX

Gravity opens with on screen text explaining that no sounds can be heard in space and that life is impossible. This is the first of many things in Gravity that don’t really need to be explicitly spelt out, but this common issue in the storytelling is thankfully not something that distracts too greatly from the … Read more

12 Years a Slave

Top Ten Films Of 2013

My top ten films of 2013, based on US release dates. 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Inside Llewyn Davis Read my review here. 3. At Berkeley 4. Side Effects 5. Behind the Candelabra Read my review here. 6. Blue is the Warmest Color Read my review here. 7. Gravity Read my review here. 8. … Read more

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La Danza de la Realidad Review

Jodorowsky returns with his first feature film in over twenty years – his last being the rather disappointing and atypical The Rainbow Thief – the bewitching La Danza de la Realidad (The Dance of Reality). An adaptation of his autobiographical book of the same name La Danza de la Realidad is obviously a deeply personal work but … Read more

Wara no Tate

Shield of Straw (Wara No Tate) Review

Takashi Miike returns to Cannes with perhaps his most conventional film yet, an overblown but highly entertaining thriller about five cops transporting a despicable child murderer across Japan. Tatsuya Fujiwara, who is perhaps best know in the West for his portrayal of the naive and sweet Nanahara in Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale, plays Kiyomaru, the … Read more

Monsoon Shootout

Monsoon Shootout Review

Adi (Vijay Varma) arrives full of idealistic enthusiasm for his first day as a cop, but he quickly learns that the police force may not be the honest guardians of justice that he thought they were. He’s quickly embroiled in the deep rooted corruption of the police department when he’s instructed to cover up the … Read more