Sex, Leins & Videotape #201. Tom Leins reviews Chappie, The Voices, Two Men In Town and Last Knights

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Neill Blomkamp’s latest movie is a mess, but it is still head-and-shoulders above the rest of this week’s DVD releases. Chappie (Sony Pictures) is the latest movie from South African sci-fi maverick Neill Blomkamp, whose previous credits include District 9 and Elysium. In near future Johannesburg the authorities have invested in armour-plated artificial intelligence … [Read more...]

Sex, Leins & Videotape #200

Whiplash

Jazz-fuelled jitters, loft-space liaisons and hijacked heating oil – 200 not out for Paignton’s favourite film critic! Whiplash (Sony) tells the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller, Divergent), an ambitious young jazz drummer, who is determined to rise to the top of the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. Tormented by the failed writing career of his father, … [Read more...]

Sex, Leins & Videotape #197. Tom Leins reviews The Skeleton Twins, Third Person and Assassin

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Sundance-approved comedy-drama The Skeleton Twins (Sony) examines the toxic relationship between estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids) and Milo (Bill Hader, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) who reunite after a decade. After seeing his suicide attempt thwarted, Milo, a depressed, gay, would-be actor finds himself whisked away from Los Angeles to his small … [Read more...]