drama

Whiplash

When an aspiring drummer, Andrew (Teller), registers at a world-renowned New York music school, he fast realises that his drum kit isn’t the only thing that requires a thick skin. Nothing sounds more like vanilla than a film about drumming. Drums are the Steady Eddie of… Read More ›

12 Years A Slave

One of the front-runners of this year’s Oscars is 12 Years A Slave, Steven McQueen’s latest attempt at the marriage of art and narrative film. The movie is based on the true story of Solomon Northup: an artisanal son of a… Read More ›

A Dangerous Method

If you’re a fan of David Cronenberg, like myself, you’ll probably consider him synonymous with visceral, violent and horrific imagery. In his first film, Shivers, he invented a new sexually-transmitted parasite – which looked like a cross between a penis… Read More ›

J. Edgar

On paper, a biopic of J. Edgar Hoover – founder of the modern Federal Bureau of Investigation and prolific figure in the shaping of the American justice system in the 20th century – starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood, looks all… Read More ›