With Hollywood comedy The Interview being pulled from distribution after threats, Tom Browne looks at five other films that caused a storm on their original release.
This Oscar-nominated adventure describes Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s attempt to prove how early civilisations related to the ocean by sailing from Peru to Polynesia on a raft. Prepare to be swept away, writes Mike McCahill.
Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1955 musical, drawn from Damon Runyon’s gangster tales, returns to cinemas this weekend in a new print. It ain’t subtle, but the showstoppers remain sensational, writes Mike McCahill.
Ben Stiller’s family-friendly franchise returns for a third and possibly final instalment that finds the star's hapless security guard seeking to retrieve an Egyptian tablet with mysterious powers. The magic has ebbed away, writes Mike McCahill.
Mike McCahill on 16th December
In 2005, former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins found himself fighting for his life after undergoing a severe cerebral hemorrhage. This documentary account of his recovery makes some unexpected, often very moving choices.
This unusual American drama centres on an L.A. widow (Annette Bening) who spies her late husband’s doppelganger while browsing an art gallery. It’s a dead ringer for Vertigo, with one crucial twist, writes Mike McCahill.
This handsome period piece finds a kind-hearted, kitchen-savvy maid revolutionising the life of her sullen chef hubby. The starters are adorable, but the main course sits a little heavy on the stomach, reports Mike McCahill.