Culture reviews

Here’s an archive of articles about pop culture: films, books, TV and the arts:

Art Reviews

Hang-Up Collections, Volume 1, Stoke Newington, London ★★★☆☆

The Crucible, The Old Vic, London (2014) – ★★★★☆

Film reviews

Brick Mansions (2014) – ★★★★☆

Goddess (2014) – ★★★☆☆

John Pilger’s Utopia (2014) – ★★★★☆

The Book Thief (2014)★★☆☆☆

The Machine (2014)★★★☆☆

Fruitvale Station (2013) – ★★★★★

Plot for Peace (2013) – ★★★★☆

Oblivion (2013)★★★☆☆

Trance (2013)  – ★★★★☆

Zaytoun (2013)★★★☆☆

Antiviral (2013) ★★☆☆☆

The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (2012) – ★★★☆☆

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – ★★☆☆☆

Casa de mi Padre (2012) – ★★★☆☆

Anna Karenina (2012) – ★★★★☆

Seven Psychopaths (2012) – ★★★★☆

Casa de mi Padre (2012) – ★★★☆☆

Mirror Mirror (2012) – ★★★☆☆

Battleship (2012) – ★★★☆☆

Killer Joe (2012) – ★★★★☆

Chernobyl Diaries (2012) – ★★☆☆☆

Blackthorn (2011) – ★★★☆☆

God Bless America (2011) – ★★★★☆

Come As You Are (2011) – ★★★★☆

Dark Mirror (2007) – ★☆☆☆☆

Sunshine (2007)

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Oedipus Rex (1967) – ★★★★★

Buster Keaton’s Three Ages and Sherlock Jr. (1923/24) ★★★★★

Comic book reviews

Five essential Alan Moore graphic novels

2000 AD – 1805, 1806180718081809, 1810, 1886, 1887, 1890, 1895

Television reviews

Strip Search

Ricky Gervais’ Derek

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Series 1 – Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Features

Replaying the plot – an interview with the creators of documentary Plot for Peace.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – a press conference report and an interview with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and David Barron

Five essential airplane movies – to promote the release of Non-Stop, a look at five must-see plane-based films.

Four Christmas comedown movies – four films to watch after Christmas to remind you about the real world.

Why Iron Man doesn’t need Robert downey Jr. – an op-ed piece examining the merits of replacing the armoured Avenger with another actor.

James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy – an analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of having the writer of Super and Scooby-Doo directing the latest film from Marvel studioes.

Interview with director Paul Tanter – director of Rise and fall of a white collar hooligan on getting into the business and violence in cinema.

The BBFC reveals the most controversial of 2011 – an observation about film, modern movie audiences, and criticism.

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