News, Reviews & Features
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 16th October 2017

    Time was, you could get a bit of a reaction by saying Adam Sandler was a good actor. You'd be the toast of the cognoscenti, lauded for your brave and rare insight, or at the very least one of those professional contrarians who make film Twitter such a rich and challenging environment. These days the evidence is there and the idea's not controversial: everyone knows he can do it when he can be bothered changing out of his tracksuit. Maybe it's time to think of him a bit differently.

  • Aftermath

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 12th April 2017

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a film in which he plays a character who unaccountably talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger, so all's well with the world. But you begin to realise after a while that there's a reason why this isn't usually so much of a problem: it's that most of his films are a bit daft, and realism isn't why you turned over to ITV4, so you just shrug and go with it. But Aftermath isn't daft: it's dead serious. Oh heck.

  • 8 other stupid EXTREME things that could be Point Break posters

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 8th December 2015

    Point Break: The Remake is coming and it's so EXTREME the only way to catch it in cinemas is to parachute in from a Harrier Jump Jet, abseil down the screen and then set yourself on fire while dry-humping a lion and eating a really, really hot curry. Any less than this and you just aren't EXTREME enough for whoever is Patrick Swayze in this one.

  • Sixth-former wins competition to name Jesse Owens biopic

    Movie News | Ed Williamson | 27th November 2015

    "Because it's about a race, like running, yeah?" explained 17-year-old politics student Hugo Potench, smoking in that slightly nervous way that you can definitely tell means he doesn't enjoy it. "But it's also about RACE. Like, what happens to black people. Yeah?


  • Full trailer and poster for the Taylor Lautner parkour movie FINALLY

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 15th December 2014

    The trailer for Tracers, Taylor Lautner's long-gestating movie about cycle messaging and parkour, hit the web today, the same day as the eagerly anticipated drama Knight Of Cups from director Terrence Malick. Guess which one I'm poring over in detail after the jump.

  • The Equalizer

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 25th September 2014

    Waaaaay back in 2012, when everyone was losing their shit over why Tom Cruise was playing Jack Reacher despite being comically ill-suited to the role, I had a few alternative suggestions. The Rock. Daniel Craig. Idris Elba. But it never occurred to me: Denzel Washington. Of course. Denzel bloody Washington. The bloke can turn his hand to anything. Luckily, Hollywood is way smarter than I am, and has set straight this misstep in the form of The Equalizer, with two key differences. One, an increased level of violence and a higher certificate to match. And two, unlike Jack Reacher, it's really very good.

  • Gracepoint to be loads better than Broadchurch because America

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 13th May 2014

    It will too, won't it? Even though this pilot looks to be literally identical to the ITV version save for the fact that Nick Nolte's wearing a hat to play the creepy old guy who runs the newsagent and everyone reckons is a paedo, the plan is apparently to take it in a different direction from here. And inevitably it'll be great and no one will be able to remember why they ever watched ITV in the first place. Could you remake Midsomer Murders next please, guys?

  • #LFF2013: Enough Said

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 16th October 2013

    It's hard to watch a recently deceased actor in one of his final films with your opinion of his performance uncoloured. See The Dark Knight and try not to wonder a little how much the Joker's intensity fed into Heath Ledger's state of mind. But James Gandolfini is a different case: I was five seasons into rewatching The Sopranos when he passed away in June, and the fact of his death barely occurred to me as I watched him in the subsequent episodes. I got to wondering why, and didn't fully figure it out until I saw Enough Said. It was because he didn't actually do all that much. But he did nothing a lot better than plenty of other actors do something.

  • Five special celebrity guest stars review Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 10th October 2013

    It's the done thing these days to have an expert review a movie for your website. The Hollywood Reporter had Buzz Aldrin give them his opinion on Gravity, FilmDrunk roped in an actual NASA rocket scientist for their review, while Digital Trends had to settle for two plain old astronauts, who hadn't even been on the moon or anything. With no astronauts in my rolodex but a fervent desire to do a smug celebrity guest star review, I found the following five people who had the faintest tangential relationship with the film's subject matter. Enjoy!

  • First picture of Nicole Kidman in The Stepford Wives 2: Monaco Mistresses

    Movie News | Ali | 16th September 2013

    Jokes, guys: this is really the first picture from Grace Of Monaco. Either Nicole Kidman has actually discovered the secret of eternal youth, she's been digitally de-aged for the role or she's a fembot built for your pleasure.