- Never Let Me Go I only believed in my wildest dreams that the adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro novel could actually work on film, nut it does. This one I highly recommend reading the book first - but I'd widely and highly recommend both the book and the film. Made the 2010 Perfect List.
- Discovering Hamlet (DVD Review) - Absolutely wonderful look at the 1988 stage production of Hamlet starring Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet and directed by Derek Jacobi, and loaded with hours of extras. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
- Monsters - Savvyly low budget survivalist science fiction that's subtle on the monsters and centred in the drama. I quite liked this one but don't expect lots of RAWR!ness.
- Blue Murder: The Complete Collection – British crime drama starring Caroline Quentin as top cop on the Manchester police force and a single mother of four.
- Single Handed, Series 1 - Award-winning TV show set in rural Ireland and
- following a lone cop fights crime and corruption, starring Owen McDonnell as Jack Driscoll.
- Samson & Delilah - multi-award winning Australian film set in the Central Australia desert and following 2 young adults who look to venturing out.
- Last Train Home - Canadian documentary chronicling the annual journey of workers in China to reunite briefly with their families.
- Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (DVD Review) - biopic on British punk rock pioneer, Ian Dury played by Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings).
- 22 Bullets / L'immortel (DVD Review) - French action/crime flick following out of the game criminal (played by Jean Reno) that gets pulled back in.
- Chain Letter (DVD Review) - Gory horror centred on evil chain letter emails. Stars Nikki Reed, Brad Dourif, Noah Segan & Keith David.
- Welcome to the Rileys - I've been wanting to see this festival sweetheart film starring James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo and Kristen Stewart for ages, so I'm thrilled to see it on DVD.
- Quantum Apocalypse - I know you shouldn't judge a film by it's DVD cover but when I see a bridge disappearing into a black hole, I know I'm interested in this wild card title.
- Conviction - Stars Hilary Swank as a woman who literally puts herself through law school to fight for her brother (Sam Rockwell) freedom. Inspired by a true story.
- Freakonomics - first a book, now a film!
- Life as We Know It - Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel star as a non-couple who become unexpected godparents, and I actually thought this one looked pretty cute.
- Let Me In - Well-crafter although redundant remake of the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in. I say just see the original.
Titles on Amazon.com (US):
22 Bullets not currently available on Amazon.com, and Last Train Home will be available on Feb 22, 2011