Archive for October, 2011

I went to see Drive on Thursday, arriving at the Odeon on George Street in Oxford excited and ready, only to be told in a ‘just so you know’ way that the screening I had selected would be subtitled. Puzzled, I asked why. The staff informed me that they had to show a few subtitled screenings […]


I know I said a lot about The Tree of Life back in July when I first saw it, but given what a mess my reaction turned out to be, duly reflected in the structure and substance of my ‘review,’ I hope you’ll forgive me for returning to it here after a second viewing, if only […]


Directed by Andrew Rossi. Rating: U. Running time: 92 minutes. The newspaper industry has been dying for a long time now, and everybody knows it. Everybody, apparently, except some members of the industry itself. Whilst the reasons behind the demise are undoubtedly diverse and intricate, a predominant cause is evidently the web, and here the […]


Ryan Gosling (Driver), Carey Mulligan (Irene), Bryan Cranston (Shannon), Albert Brooks (Bernie Rose). Screenplay by Hossein Amini. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Rating: 18. Running time: 100 minutes. You will no doubt be surprised to learn that what looks like an average action-packed B-movie is in fact getting some serious hype amongst critics. With the […]