The Canyons

The Best Films of 2014

Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin

  Of the 350+ films I saw this year, these are the best ones. Some of them were released last year and I’ve been a bit slow getting round to them. Some of them were released even longer ago. The criteria are – I watched them in 2014 and I liked them. That’s it.     …

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The Canyons

Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 July   Paul Schrader born, 1946 Today in 1946, the writer, critic and director Paul Schrader was born, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The son of Calvinist parents, he was brought up strictly and didn’t see a film until …

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12 May 2014-05-12

James Deen and Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons

Out in the UK This Week         12 Years a Slave (E One, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) After Hunger and Shame, Steve McQueen advances into Hollywood properly with this very Spielbergian film following free black man Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) into slavery down in the antebellum South, where he is passed from one …

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