Paul Schneider

2

Dreadful

The Babymakers review (DVD)

The Babymakers features a montage – not a scene, a montage – of a character getting hit in the crotch, supposedly one of the most painful things a man can endure.

6

Fair

Water For Elephants review (Blu-ray)

Before seeing Water For Elephants, a friend said they thought it looked very 'Moulin Rouge-esque' from the trailer. If only.

6

Fair

Water For Elephants review

Before going to see Water For Elephants, a friend said they thought it looked very 'Moulin Rouge-esque' from the trailer. If only.

6

Fair

Bright Star (DVD)

There’s something missing from Bright Star. It’s not talent – as anyone who’s seen Ben Whishaw at work before will know, he’s got broody and interesting down pat.

6

Fair

Bright Star

There’s something missing from Bright Star. It’s not talent – as anyone who’s seen Ben Whishaw at work before will know, he’s got broody and interesting down pat.

8

Great

Lars and The Real Girl (DVD)

I was originally a bit sceptical about this rather awkward, bizarrely plotted movie about rural America, running at close to two hours.

10

Superb

8

Great

Lars and The Real Girl

I was originally a bit sceptical about this rather awkward, bizarrely plotted movie about rural America, running at close to two hours.

9

Excellent

The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford

The long delayed three-hour (or so) Oscar-baiting epic is upon us, and it is a superb exercise in cinematic control, onscreen flair and good old-fashioned filmmaking.