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Irish film season comes to Curzon Home Cinema in November
news | 30 Oct 2014
Curzon Home Cinema has announced a season of acclaimed and recent films from Ireland, an intriguing mix of dramas and documentaries, for screening in November (with trailers).
Particle Fever
film review | 30 Oct 2014
The story of the the early days of of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is told through the eyes of particle physicists in Mark Levinson's enthralling and educational documentary, in UK cinemas and on DVD and on-demand in November.
Withnail & I
blu-ray review | 26 Oct 2014
Slarek revisits one of his all-time favourite films in a new and glorious restoration on Blu-ray from Arrow Films, a package loaded with excellent extras, including Bruce Robinson's follow-up feature How to Get Ahead in Advertising.
Particle Fever
Former theoretical physicist Mark Levinson's unfussy but oddly captivating documentary provides an insider's look at the early days of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, and also manages to clarify a few of those mistifying terms that get bandied about on The Big Bang Theory.

How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Bruce Robinson's follow-up to Withnail & I is an unbridled and scattershot satire on the consumerist culture that is peppered with moments of real inspiration. Richard E. Grant again plays the lead and glessfully takes his character to the edge of complete madness, but somehow never topples.

Withnail & I
What has to be one of the most welcome and glorioius restoriation jobs of the year has been visited on one of the finest cult films available to humanity. The image quality on Arrow's Blu-ray is amazing and the extras (with one exception – more on that in the upcoming review) are all superb.

Twin Peaks is returning. Which is cool... I think
blog | 9 Oct 2014
The news that one of his all time favourite TV series is to return after a 25 year break, courtesy of its original creators Mark Frost and David Lynch, has Slarek cautiously excited.

Top 5 Prison and Prison Themed Movies
high 5 | 20 September 2014
Inspired by Arrow’s recent Blu-ray release of Jules Dassin’s superb 1947 Brute Force, genre fans Camus and Slarek each pick five of their all time favourite prison movies and prison-themed dramas.

Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves on DVD and Blu-ray in November
news | 29 Oct 2014
Lars von Trier's controversial but mesmerising drama, the first of his so named 'Golden Heart' trilogy, comes to UK DVD and Blu-ray in November from Artificial Eye. 
New documentary We Are the Giant on DVD in November
news | 29 Oct 2014
A documentary account of the Arab Spring as told first-hand by people who stood up for what they believed in, regardless of the risk, comes to UK DVD in November from Kaleidoscope.
Father's Doing Fine & Freedom of the Seas on DVD in November
news | 28 Oct 2014
A domestic comedy from 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and a comedic naval tale from 1934 are the latest titles to be released on UK DVD by Network as part of 'The British Film' collection.
Stalingrad on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and on-demand in November
news | 28 Oct 2014
The bloodiest battle of WW2 as seen from the viewpoint of a German officer and his battalion is the basis of Joseph Vilsmaier's acclaimed 1993 war drama, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in November from Arrow Films.
BBC back catalogue triple on DVD in November from Simply Media
news | 27 Oct 2014
Simply Media have announced the November UK DVD release of three BBC series from the 80s and 90s: Vanity Fair, Nice Work and series 2 of Common as Muck.
Claude Lanzmann's The Last of the Unjust in cinemas in January
news | 23 Oct 2014
Claude Lanzmann's follow-up to his landmark Shoah provides an unprecedented insight into the so-called 'Final Solution', and will be in UK cinemas in January courtesy of Eureka!
Miyazaki's masterpiece Spirited Away on Blu-ray in November
news | 23 Oct 2014
One of master animator Hayao Miyazaki's best loved films makes its UK Blu-ray debut in November from Studiocanal, complete with all the extras from the previous DVD.
Tony Benn: Will and Testament on DVD in November
news | 22 Oct 2014
Skip Kite's compelling portrait of one of the great British political figures of the twentieth century comes to UK DVD in November from Spirit Entertainment.
Mario Bava's Rabid Dogs on dual format in October
news | 21 Oct 2014
Mario Bava's posthumously completed 1974 crime drama Rabid Dogs arrives on UK dual format in both of its incarnations next week from Arrow Films and Video.
60s science fiction Unearthly Stranger comes to Blu-ray and DVD in November
news | 21 Oct 2014
John Neville stars in a too rarely seen British science fiction chiller from 1964, which is coming to UK Blu-ray and DVD from Network as part of 'The British Film' collection.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire restored on Blu-ray and DVD in November
news | 20 Oct 2014
The end of the world is nigh in one of the all-time great science fiction films, coming to UK Blu-ray and DVD with a 4K restoration and a bucket of fine extras in November from the BFI.
The Naked City arrives on dual format in October on Arrow Academy
news | 17 Oct 2014
Jules Dassin's classic 1948 noir crime drama makes its world Blu-ray debut in a dual format package in October with a new transfer and some fine looking extras from Arrow Academy.

Blacula – The Complete Collection
blu-ray review | 20 Oct 2014
70s Blaxploitation classics Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream have been restored and brought together in one delicious dual format package by Eureka! Entertainment. Gort bares his throat and sharpens his stakes.
Gone Girl
film review | 15 Oct 2014
Author Gillian Flynn's 'relationship-under-a-forensic-microscope' thriller Gone Girl, arrived last week on a wave of critical adoration. Director David Fincher seems an interesting fit with such material. Camus is intrigued...
A Jester's Tale
dvd review | 13 Oct 2014
Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman's 1964 satirical black comedy A Jester's Tale is an exuberant and richly imaginative delight. Slarek celebrates the film and salutes Second Run for bringing it to UK DVD.
Still the Enemy Within
film review | 8 Oct 2014
Old-school leftie Slarek celebrates Owen Gower's documentary portrait of the 1984-85 miners' strike, an inspiring and refreshingly partisan work that movingly champions the concepts of community and solidarity.
Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari
blu-ray review | 4 Oct 2014
Slarek takes a trip back to 1920 and the birth of the psychological horror film with Robert Weine's Expressionist masterpiece, which looks gorgeous on this exemplary Blu-ray from Masters of Cinema.
Countess Dracula
blu-ray review | 26 Sep 2014
Ingrid Pitt shines as Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy (née Báthory) in a too often undervalued late period Hammer feature. Slarek revisits a fine film and an impressive collection of extras on Network's recently released UK Blu-ray.
A Touch of Sin
blu-ray review | 22 Sep 2014
Jia Zhangke's four story allegory of the changing face of modern China is compelling but intermittently violent cinema. For Slarek it's one of the director's finest films yet, and it looks great on Arrow's UK Blu-ray.
Wolf Creek 2
dvd review | 15 Sep 2014
Aussie psycho Mick Taylor returns in Greg Mclean's tense and graphically violent sequel to his own famously punishing 2005 original. It probably looks superb on Entertainment One's Blu-ray, but Gort only has the DVD to play with.
Immoral Tales
blu-ray review | 15 Sep 2014
A turning point in the career of Walerian Borowczyk, the 1974 Immoral Tales is erotic cinema of a rather special kind, and it looks superb on the Blu-ray in Arrow's gorgeously featured dual format release, says Slarek.
Brute Force
blu-ray review | 13 Sep 2014
At the start of a truly great Hollywood career behind and in front of the lens, Burt Lancaster – on the heels of his first screen role in The Killers – stars as a desperate prisoner in Brute Force. Camus catches up with him in stir.
Twins of Evil
blu-ray review | 10 Sep 2014
Gort looks kindly on the 1971 Twins of Evil, the third film in Hammer's Karnstein trilogy, inspired by the writings of Sheridan Le Fanu and looking rather impressive on Network's recently released Blu-ray.
Blanche
blu-ray review | 8 Sep 2014
Polish maestro Walerian Borowczyk's third feature film is Slarek's personal favourite, a beautifully structured and filmed medieval tragedy, handsomely presented on the Blu-ray from Arrow Academy's splendidly featured dual format release.
Walerian Borowczyk Short Films and Animation
blu-ray review | 1 Sep 2014
The first of our reviews of the Arrow Academy restorations of works by Polish master Walerian Borowczyk looks at a stunning compilation of his early short films and his first feature. Slarek is amazed by what he sees and hears.

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Darlings, All – A Tribute to Richard Attenborough
article | 25 Aug 2014
There are very few consummate filmmakers out there with a CV to rival the late Richard Attenborough. From teen actor to national treasure, he always stood up for the little guy. Camus and Slarek acknowledge his passing.
Waving and Drowning
article | 25 July 2014
Who decides what's cool, what’s 'in', what’s fundamentally good? There used to be a select stratum of people who greenlit a film's production or a book's publishing. Camus asks "Do we still need so-called 'tastemakers'?"
The profundity of the primal: a tribute to H.R. Giger
article | 13 May 2014
On the day that the sad news of Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger's death was announced, Camus and Slarek pay brief but heartfelt tribute to his unique talent.
"'Ere, 'old up, where's Victoria?": A tribute to Bob Hoskins
article | 2 May 2014
From On The Move’s adult literacy TV shows in the 70s via a huge diversity of roles to the twinkle-in-his-eye, shop steward of Made In Dagenham, we’ve always had a soft spot for the sadly late Bob Hoskins.
Interview with Darren Stein & Michael J. Willett
interview | 22 March 2014
Timothy E. RAW speaks to director Darren Stein and star Michael J. Willett about G.B.F., a watershed moment in the history of the teen film, and puts them both to the test, presenting them with several pairs of world-renowned divas and asking, "Who's Gayer?"
Interview with DVD/Blu-ray producer Daniel Bird
interview | 21 February 2014
Slarek talks to disc producer Daniel Bird about Polish director Walerian Borowczyk, the logistics of restoring his films, and the upcoming Borowczyk DVD & Blu-ray set from Arrow Films.
Interview with writer-director Don Coscarelli
interview | 5 February 2014
With the release date of Eureka's UK Blu-ray and DVD of John Dies at the End fast approaching, we talk to its director and Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli.
Slarek: Review of the Year
article | 16 January 2014
It's late, it's long, and it kicks of with the usual extended political moan, but Slarek has finally turned in his very personal pick of the audio-visual pleasures of 2013.
Touched by Light
article | 15 December 2013
Has life-changing cinema been irrevocably diluted by the ubiquity and immediacy of media? Content, and indeed the means by which it’s consumed, are everywhere. Camus asks "Can a movie still profoundly affect you?"
Interviews with Francesca Gregorini, Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard
interview | 26 November 2013
Available on the US iTunes store from today, this surrealistic psychological drama was one of the best of the Sundance UK 2013 line-up and it’s there that Timothy E. RAW talked to writer-director Francesca Gregorini and stars Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard.
Interview with Nicole Holofcener
interview | 17 October 2013
Timothy E. RAW meets the woman solely responsible for restoring some dignity to the modern rom-com. She tells him about the jauntily sweet Enough Said and working with the late James Gandolfini.
Interview with Matthew Fox
interview | 5 October 2013
Leading man Matthew Fox talks to Timothy E. RAW about his WWII thriller Emperor, which is on limited UK cinema release now from The Works.