Pick of the Week: Skins Series 2 – Slim-ish pickings this week I’m afraid so Skins gets top billing. It’s probably all worth it though for the first episode which features an amazing modern dance routine by Maxxie and Bill Bailey dancing with a dog.
Ashes to Ashes Season 1 – A moderately disappointing follow-up to Life on Mars which is really only worth it to again appreicate the irrepressible brilliance of Philip Glenister as Gene Hunt.
Charlie Wilson’s War – Fumbled political satire with great turns from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Hanks but an embarrassingly bad one from Julia Roberts.
Shrooms – Irish rural teen horror movie. Looks pretty awful.
Bonnie and Clyde – A 40th Anniversary edition of the utterly-classic birth of New Hollywood.
The Orphanage – Solid and effective ghost story if somewhat overrated in the scare department.
Youth Without Youth – Francis Ford Copolla’s indifferently received, ambitious work.