Fast & Furious 6
Director Justin Lin takes the high-speed action franchise to London, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson along for the ride
Daft but wonderful 1950s sci-fi fable about a scientist whose tinkering with the laws of nature lead to a terrible result - he gains a fly's head
Despite one of the silliest concepts in horror cinema - Price admitted being unable to keep a straight face during filming - there is something irresistable about this tale of a man who swaps heads with a housefly.
Andre Delambre (Hedison) is a scientist in that wonderful 1950s mould - he's a genius tinkering with atomics, but he's also a domestic sort of chap. His invention of a machine that can transport matter - a teleporter basically - is the source of the troubles. To prove that it works, he tries it on himself. Whoops, suddenly Andre's got a fly's head and leg, while a poor housefly is sporting Andre's head and a human arm. Wife Helene (Owens) and brother FranÃ§ois (Price) are of course powerless to help. Andre has learned the hard way the perils of trying to bend the laws of nature too far.
From the grisly opening (the fly-man coerces his Helene into helping him to commit suicide in a hydraulic press) to the spider's web finale ("Help meeeeeeee! Please help meeeeeeeeee!"), the film is overcooked to the point of hysteria. Yet the unmasking of the fly at the end is the most effective scene of its kind since The Phantom of the Opera in 1925.
Funny, horrible and inventive - in its own deranged way this is a classic of 1950s horror.
Catherine Bray switches off her inner monologue and finds The Coen Brothers Competition entry, Inside Llewyn Davis, to be one of the most absorbing films of the festival [caption id="attachment_2374"
Suffused in a blue-grey wintry light and flecked with brown, beige and burgundy, Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis plays out in a low-key melancholy mood broken only when simmering frustration