All posts by Stephen Poole

  • Joy – Review **

    Since exiting Director’s Jail with 2010’s The Fighter, David O Russell has made a series of comedy dramas around eclectic families that have succeeded with...

  • SPECTRE – Review ****

    There are many question marks surrounding SPECTRE. First and foremost: Could it top the success of Skyfall and best all the many pretenders to Bond’s...

  • UK Jewish Film Festival- Closer to the Moon- Review ***

    Some stories sound too good to be true. The idea that a gang of intellectuals staged a bank heist in Communist Romania by pretending to...

  • The Club – Review *****

    It is hard to hear the vague description of The Club without thinking of the classic sitcom Father Ted. After all, both revolve around a...

  • Legend – Review ***

    ‘London in the 1960s. Everybody had a story about The Krays’. The opening lines of Brian Helgeland’s East End gangland drama sum up both the...