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  • The Smell of Us

    The Smell of Us

    ★★★

    It’s Larry Clark, so naturally there’s an abundance of naked bodies sweating, pulsing and oozing, with a constant soundtrack of scuzzy rock and sexual breath right in the ear of the viewer. It’s often like a visceral music video cranked up to eleven. It’s an interesting dissection of sexual awakening in the modern age; porn is constantly available on kids screens thus leaving the exploration of new found sexuality a far more accelerated phenomenon, where the only way to get…

  • The Purge

    The Purge

    ★½

    Genuine question: Are the sequels any better or just two more instalments wasting a great premise with forgettable, by-the-numbers horror?

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  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    ★★★★½

    The Rolling Stone quote on the poster claims it's "the most intimate rock doc ever." They're probably right. If I had to describe Cobain: Montage Of Heck in one word, I'd say - heartbreaking. Whether you're a fan of Nirvana or not is pretty much irrelevant, because this isn't about the band or Kurt's career, it's about him as a person. A man with a troubled soul that couldn't get out of his own head, who didn't want to be…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Fincher continues to cement his god-like status with another astoundingly brilliant dark, complex mystery full of malice, beauty and topped off by some incredible acting. There's nothing specific I can pinpoint to say why this film is so amazing, because everything about it is stupendous. The narrative twists and turns like you wouldn't believe. The directing is, of course, excellent and, combined with the superb lighting (Fincher's love of yellow is on full display) and haunting soundtrack, gives off this…