• Scrapbook – Most Underrated Comic Book Movies

    Celebrating the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, our writers assemble to avenge the underrated and often forgotten film adaptations from the world of comics and graphic novels. Ghost World Daniel Clowes’ comic book Ghost World is tinted in this weird, lurid green that grounds you immediately in the...
  • The Controversial Career of Lars Von Trier

    “What can I say? I understand Hitler… and I sympathise with him a little bit”. Lars von Trier is no stranger to controversy. With comments like this the filmmaker was branded Persona Non Grata by the Cannes Film Festival board of directors in 2011 and subsequently withdrew from the public...
  • Top 10 Films of 2013

    As the credits roll on 2013, it’s time to look back and pay homage to the year that was. So here are our top 10 films of the year, as voted for by our readers. 1. Gravity Michael Wood After the destruction of their spacecraft Explorer, Gravity follows the...
  • From the Mouth of Madness #6: Ghost Stories at Christmas

    Author and Cambridge scholar M. R. James wrote some of the most chilling ghost stories in existence. Originally intended as fireside entertainment for his college friends, James’ interest in architectural history and antiquities meant that his tales were full of cursed artefacts, ancient cathedrals and unexplainable horrors from the...
  • Review – Wolf of Wall Street

    Watching Leonardo DiCaprio writhing like a new born on the floor of a country club after ingesting half a jar of Quaaludes is a strange experience: it’s hilarious, it’s a brilliant piece of acting, but it’s also very uncomfortable. Sort of like the rest of the film. Marking the fifth collaboration...
  • Most Anticipated Films of 2014 #13 – Nymphomaniac (Parts I & II)

    Lars von Trier has always been one to spark controversy, so it’ll be a disappointment this time if at least one audience member doesn’t walk out half way through. Following the gruesome Antichrist and the sci-fi-esque Melancholia, Nymphomaniac chronicles the sexual exploits of Joe (played by Stacy Martin and von Trier regular...
  • Most Anticipated Films of 2014 #12 – Only Lovers Left Alive

    From Dead Man director and silver fox Jim Jarmusch comes yet another addition to the vampire sub-genre, only this time we have the pleasure of seeing self-proclaimed Norse God Tom Hiddleston and the White Witch herself Tilda Swinton playing the undead parasites. Hiddleston is one of those long-haired musicians whose...