Whiplash is an exciting but dubious look at one man's pursuit of artistic perfection, regardless of the cost.


With an on-form Gyllenhaal and a distinct look, Nightcrawler plumbs the atmospheric depths of Los Angeles nightlife for satire, but comes up with only broad media sideswipes.

Mr. Turner

The beautifully-rendered Mr. Turner is a warm and witty riposte to the traditional biopic, and a showcase for the talents of Timothy Spall.

The Babadook

With smarts to back up its scares, The Babadook stands out amongst 2014's horror crop as one of the best of the year.

Festival Report: LFF, Part 1

In the first of a series of daily reports, our intrepid reporters Philip Bagnall (PB) and Amy O'Connor (AOC) report on the highs (and occassional lows) from London's big screen at 58th BFI London Film Festival....