Xan Brooks

Xan Brooks

Xan Brooks

 

Movie of the week: Stoker

Xan Brooks

South Korean director Park Chan-wook makes his English-language debut with an outrageous quasi-remake of Hitchcock's 1943 thriller Shadow of a Doubt.

False notes

Xan Brooks

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Xan Brooks reviews The Counterfeiters, which won the Oscar for best foreign-language film this year.

Triumph of the nerds

Xan Brooks

A new wave of movies is marking the rise of the 'ordinary slob nerd', writes Xan Brooks. This month saw the release of the final installment in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, awash with elves and hobbits and surely the most monumental nerd-fest of the lot.