Louise Bolotin

Louise Bolotin

Louise Bolotin is Screenjabber’s TV critic. She has a penchant for quality drama and quirky documentaries, slums it with EastEnders and pities people who watch reality TV, which might be why she never writes about The X Factor.
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INTERVIEW Eastern Promises

There's lightness amid the darkDirector David Cronenberg, stars Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, and screenwriter Steve Knight were all on hand to answer questions at the press conference for Eastern Promises.

10

Superb

Gone Baby Gone

Every once in a while, amid the dross that reviewers have to sit through, comes a movie that hits like a sucker punch to the gut and haunts you long...

8

Great

Golden Door (DVD)

Emanuele Crialese directs an enchanting story that follows a southern Italian peasant family and their quest to leave their homeland for the New World at the turn of the 20th century.

6

Fair

Comic Icons: Will Hay Collection (DVD)

Will Hay worked in music hall and radio for 25 years before he starred on screen, building up a range of characters that were thought so strong that they were...

2

Dreadful

Captivity (DVD)

Captivity is the latest horror/thriller/gorefest to be dubbed "torture porn" in certain sections of the media.

7

Good

Comic Icons: Alastair Sim Collection (DVD)

The much-loved actor Alastair Sim is a byword for classic British comedy, appearing in unforgettable movies such as the Belles of St TrinianIs and The Happiest Days of Your Life.

2

Dreadful

4

Poor

Saw IV

Hard to believe it’s only been 12 months since Saw III hit cinemas, but alas, we are living in the era of the sequel where film franchises are relegated to...

5

Average

Die Hard 4.0 (aka Live Free or Die Hard) DVD

With a yippee-ki-yay motherfudger, super-grumpy supercop John McClane is back on our screens ... looking older, balder and so much worse for wear. Oh, and with a cleaner mouth this time.

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INTERVIEW Eli Roth

'If you're pissing off the establishment, you must be doing something right'Neil Davey caught up with Eli Roth, the director of Cabin Fever and Hostel I and II director and...