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Stuart OConnor

Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.


Reno 911!: Miami

Anyone who lived through the 80s and was therefore subjected to the later Police Academy movies will undoubtedly approach any ‘funny’ cop movie with a due sense of fear and nausea.



Away From Her

There is a theory that, in the event of a four-minute warning, phone lines will go into meltdown as people attempt to call partners, friends and family to tell them...



The Breed

The Breed is a horror movie. It has a 15 certificate. Thereby hangs a problem. Unless you’re an exceptional director, you can’t scare a crowd with no 18-certificate visceral trimmings.



The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

Set in East Berlin in 1984, this remarkable film deals with love, loyalty, venality, fear and difficult moral choices with style and a quiet confidence that impresses throughout.



Alpha Dog

Like Larry Clark’s Bully or Tim Hunter’s excellent River’s Edge, Alpha Dog is a fascinating based-on-a-true tale about, ostensibly, the cheapness of teenage life.


Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Eleven years — that’s a long time in videogames and Command & Conquer has been the daddy RTS for all that time.



Half Nelson

Dan (the deservedly Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher in an inner-city Brooklyn school. He’s also a drug addict.



The Reaping

What is going on with horror movies at the moment? First of all, we don’t appear to have had that many. Secondly, what we’ve had has been derivative.

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