DVD Review: Painless

Spanish-language film Painless, set in Catalonia, explores the political past of Spain through the fictional story of children institutionalised in the early 1930s, who are all linked by their complete insensibility to feeling physical pain.

Blu-ray Review: The Beast

When a film starts with a huge erect horse penis flailing around and close-ups of an engorged pulsating horse’s vagina, you kind of get an idea of you might expect in the following 90 or so minutes.

Blu-ray Review: Blanche

This curiously uninvolving movie is beautifully shot. It is a lusty, medieval tale of three different but stupid men all wanting to get their end away with an equally dim woman. This is probably why the film doesn’t bite at all on any emotional level – the actions and passions of the characters are so dull you really couldn’t care less about any of them.

Review: They Came Together

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This new comedy is a rom-com where the rom is very much on the back foot – in fact the romance is basically no more than an excuse to lampoon the genre clichés. Director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter have set their dial resolutely to silly, but the story is actually no more ridiculous than any other film of the genre. This is first and foremost a parody which is coruscatingly spot-on.

Want to watch the first six minutes of the dizzyingly excellent The Rover?

We saw this over opening weekend and can confirm it is brilliant. The Rover - which stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson - is now showing in UK cinemas nationwide.

We adore Gregg Araki - here’s the new poster for his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard, which stars Eva Green and Shailene Woodley.

We adore Gregg Araki - here’s the new poster for his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard, which stars Eva Green and Shailene Woodley.

Here’s the trailer for upcoming thriller Open Windows, which stars Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey.

Check out the sparkly new poster for Honeymoon, which will be screening at next week’s FrightFest. Very Under The Skin if we do say so ourselves…

Check out the sparkly new poster for Honeymoon, which will be screening at next week’s FrightFest. Very Under The Skin if we do say so ourselves…

Blu-ray review: Bound

This time, it’s the Wachowski’s debut feature Bound getting the Arrow Video Blu-ray treatment. Largely ignored on its release, but has since become a cult classic, Bound is an excellent slice of 90s neo-noir.

Robin Williams, 1951 - 2014.

Robin Williams, 1951 - 2014.

UK poster for The Guest, starring Dan Stevens and directed by CInetalk favourite, Adam Wingard.

UK poster for The Guest, starring Dan Stevens and directed by CInetalk favourite, Adam Wingard.

Here’s the UK trailer for The Second Best Marigold Hotel, a sequel to… well, you probably already know.

Here’s the trailer for David Cronenberg’s forthcoming film Maps to The Stars, starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and John Cusack.

Here’s the new trailer for The Book of Life.

Here’s the new trailer for the forthcoming drama Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi.