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  • Gods and Monsters

    Gods and Monsters

    ★★★★

    Ian McKellen is marvellous here as an elderly James Whale, suffering from too much life and too many strokes. I knew nothing of Whale's life, apart from the films he directed, so this fictionalisation of the end of his life told me a lot that I hadn't known.

  • Just Imagine

    Just Imagine

    ★★★½

    This is a 1930 view of 1980 and of course it's as wrong as you'd expect but very entertaining in its wrong-ness.

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  • Van Helsing

    Van Helsing

    ★★

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★½

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…