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  • Blood & Donuts

    Blood & Donuts

    ★★★

    Excellent when David Cronenberg gives a threatening speech about shoes.

  • Harlem Nights

    Harlem Nights

    ★★

    ‘Tonally confused’ about sums this up.

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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    ★★

    9/11 porn for the easily manipulated.

  • Apocalypto

    Apocalypto

    ★★★★½

    A truly remarkable work of action cinema from a director who really knows how mix together a thrilling cinematic cocktail (2 parts adrenalin to 1 part mysticism, with a turbo-charged shot of viscera for extra kick).

    It's essentially a chase movie and it's near-relentless. It looks great, with some rough-and-ready use of handheld and body-mounted cameras. It flows well, with economic character set-up before it all kicks off. It ratchets up the tension and offers some wonderful set piece action…