Burnt-out, scrappy-haired and squinting through an agonising hangover – but that’s enough about Graham and Aidan as they’ve got to discuss Nicole Kidman’s transformative turn in Karyn Kusama’s grittier-than-thou cop thriller “Destroyer”. Does it pack the same tooth-loosening impact as the butt of Kidman’s gun?
One of the defining depictions of evil on film, for me, is Robert Mitchum’s character in Night of the Hunter. It’s the way he balances menace and clumsiness, a wolf who is also a Wile E. Coyote, slipping on bottles and suffering head injuries and
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” Thus said Johnny Rotten in January, 1978 at the conclusion of the Sex Pistols’ one and only US tour. A weary, wounded rhetorical question that served as the condemnation from within of the punk movement. Three days later and
It might be Justice League week at the cinemas, but Off the Shelf sees us assembling an international super-team of maverick auteurs. While Rob heads to Japan for Sion Sono’s kill-crazy “Tag”, Graham pops over to Hungary for Ildiko Enyedi’s surreal love story “On Body
How scared are you of the internet? Not as scared as you will be after Off the Shelf takes a look at Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s technophobic J-horror classic “Pulse”. Elsewhere, Ryan continues his quest for a good ghost story with “The Entity”, and Graham reviews four
This week we change all of the roles, but still somehow manage to do … stuff. Our featured home entertainment releases in Off the Shelf are Down By Law, Fellini’s Satyricon, The Railway Man and Playing It Cool. We also have a rare “Minority Report”