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  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★½

    Back in 2006, German cinema scored something of a breakout global hit with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others, which followed the travails of a group of disgruntled, pro-western artists in communist era East Germany. At the time I couldn't help view the protagonists of Von Donnersmarck's drama as the sort of people who would be just as discontented with their lot if they found themselves living in the capitalist west. The grass is always greener on the…

  • The Ranger

    The Ranger

    ★★★★★

    The buzz for Jenn Wexler's The Ranger was felt throughout the horror community as it made its way through the festival circuit, and needless to say, I wanted to see it badly. Luckily, I was granted a screener, but does it live up to the hype?

    After a late night gets out of hand a group of punks including Chelsea (Chloe Levine) are on the run from the law and decide to lay low at her late father's cabin where…

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  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★

    Spectre is like one of those boutique magazines you find in hotel rooms and on passenger planes. It's printed on glossy paper, immaculately designed and packed with appealing products, but devoid of engaging content.

    Read the review by Eric Hillis

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    As early as its customary opening crawl, I began to have a bad feeling about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In what plays like a dig at the current leader of the free world (who was pictured earlier this year watching Rogue One on Air Force One), the word 'RESISTANCE' appears in upper-case letters, an early worrying sign that real world, outside forces may be intruding on this most endearingly innocent of escapist worlds.

    This is nothing new of course…