David Strathairn

9

Excellent

Darkest Hour review

Gary Oldman and an ensemble cast captivate in one of the most thoroughly compelling depictions of Churchill in years, crafting a striking image of a man who is born to lead - and undeniably human

6

Fair

10

Superb

Lincoln review (Blu-ray)

Spielberg’s look at the 16th President of the United States was certainly worth the wait. Scriptwriter Kushner has taken Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography, Team Of Rivals, and focused on the...

0

The Tempest review ?½

One certainly expects visual flair from Julie Taymor. After all, she helmed the record breaking stage show of The Lion King and has currently been shepherding the troubled Broadway production...

6

Fair

Howl review

This one is being released now to capitalise on the heat surrounding James Franco, Oscar nominated for 127 Hours.

6

Fair

Cold Souls

Paul Giamatti must have loved doing this one. He gets to play himself, perform some radically different interpretations of Uncle Vanya, and also be a hero.

4

Poor

My Blueberry Nights (DVD)

Some confections just don’t work; think chicken with strawberries or perhaps ask an Italian about pineapple on a pizza.

4

Poor

My Blueberry Nights

Some confections just don’t work; think chicken with strawberries or perhaps ask an Italian about pineapple on a pizza.

8

Great

The Bourne Ultimatum (DVD)

This year has been less than exciting on the film front, but that changed over summer with The Bourne Ultimatum — easily the biggest thrill ride of the year, the...

8

Great

The Bourne Ultimatum

Here’s a message for everyone who has been bitching and moaning about the poor quality of films released this summer, particularly the less-than-exhilarating "threequels" — you can all shut up now.