Kevin Smith’s darkly humorous horror film is spoiled by tacking on a hamfisted message about American politics.
It may be a hackneyed promo for mixed martial arts, but Gavin O’Connor’s film still moves you in the end.
Combining a cool, kitsch soundtrack, extreme violence and a tooth pick, Drive is a brilliant, profound play upon the action movie.
Cary Fukunaga’s new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic is beautifully shot and acted, but a bit pointless.
David Hare’s Page Eight tried to Say Something Important, and it was all the better for having failed to do so.
Must-reads from the past week
Julian Barnes’ masterful retelling of a life lived in retrospect is also an exploration of the human desire to give life meaning and order.
Sordid backstories, ineffably crap auditions and no Cheryl Cole – The X Factor’s back and it’s better than ever.
By paying loving homage to the movie-making era of ET, Super 8 only flags up its own lack of magic.
BBC4’s Reggae Britannia shows how Jamaican music provided a joyous soundtrack to political rebellion.
A new documentary about the music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties tries far too hard to stand up to ‘the man’.