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  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    ★★★★

    An achingly cool ride through 1960s America with an amazing soundtrack, luscious shots of the countryside and various chats about nothing at all. The plot is simple enough and barely even the point - two men sell a large amount of smuggled cocaine in California, stash the bills in their bikes and ride on to Florida, where they plan to retire. That's the plan anyway. Along the way, they meet a host of characters who come and go, chief amongst…

  • Shotgun Stories

    Shotgun Stories

    ★★★★

    Jeff Nichols films are great. Every one is a sure fire 4 stars. Wait, let me rephrase that. Not having seen Mud or Loving, every Jeff Nicholls films with Michael Shannon is a clear 4 stars in my mind. Also, how nice is that poster? Lush summer haze. As for the film itself, it's about two sets of half-brothers who share a father. After the old man dies, they come to blows in their small town. It'd understated with some…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★★

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…