PICK OF THE WEEK

The Full Montys 2015: Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, Ex Machina,...

It's the end of the year and SquareEyed's Chief Film Critic Monty Smith has decided to put together a special highlights list of all...
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TURKEY OF THE WEEK

Sex and the City 2

(2010) ★ ITV1: Saturday 9 January, 10.35pm Straitened times for most of us, but for Manhattan minxes Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker it’s...

FIRST RUN

Movies on TV Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

(2015) ★★½ Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 22 January, 3.45pm and 8pm Dev Patel’s refurbished dump in Jaipur is now quite the going concern. With settled-in...

Movies on TV Review: Sword of Vengeance

(2014) ★ Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 22 January, 02.00pm and 10.15pm With perfectly coiffured cornrows adorning his barnet, freed slave Stanley Weber is the Shadow...

Movies on TV Review: Into the Grizzly Maze

(2014) ★★ Channel: PREMIERE Friday 22 January, 11.45am Deputy sheriff Thomas Jane not thrilled when younger brother James Marsden returns to his neck of the woods,...

Movies on TV Review: Seventh Son

(2014) ★½ Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 22 January, 9.45am and 6pm “When darkness falls, the son will rise…” You see what they did there? Not...

Movies on TV Review: Hitchcock

(2012) ★★★★ Film4: PREMIERE Wednesday 20 January, 9pm Anthony Hopkins is Alfred Hitchcock, sweating over his contentious follow-up to his big 1959 hit, North By Northwest....

TV Movie Review: Epic

(2013) ★★½ Channel 4: PREMIERE Sunday 17 January, 5.30pm Amanda Seyfried voices MK, an American teenager transported to a fairyland battle in the deep woods. There’s...

MONTY'S SQUAREEYED SELECTIONS

CLASSIC CORNER

River of No Return

(1954) ★★★ Widower Robert Mitchum is stranded in hostile Injun territory with his young son and Marilyn Monroe, a saloon singer with a gold claim...

Rear Window

(1954) ★★★★★ Like William Shakespeare, Alfred Hitchcock understood the human condition. Rear Window is perhaps the clearest example of this. Although here – as James...

GUILTY PLEASURES

Fallen

(1998) ★★★ Coincidentally, Mars mission leader Elias Koteas appears upfront in Fallen, too. He’s the serial killer dying with obscene defiance in a gas execution...

The Last Days on Mars

(2013) ★★½ Liev Schreiber among the eight weary explorers led by Elias Koteas on the first mission to Mars. At the end of their six-month...
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THE REMATCH

MONTY'S SCI-FI HIGHS

Limitless

(2011) ★★★★ Film 4, 10.50pm Struggling writer Bradley Cooper has a book contract. If only he had a book. His research is confined to New York...