DVD Releases: ’44 Inch Chest’

WARNING: Contains spoilers The front cover of the 44 Inch Chest DVD is littered with four star reviews. Unfortunately, not one of them comes from a particularly reputable source, unless you turn to Nuts, Loaded or Bizarre for views and opinions on the latest releases.Admittedly, perhaps aside from Sight & Sound’s Continue Reading


DVD Releases: ‘The Road’

The struggle of any cinematic literary adaptation is the very transition from one medium to another. Novels are by their very nature prosaic, episodic and often rely heavily on narration to communicate both the plot and the emotive content within. McCarthy’s novel The Road follows two survivors of an unknown apocalyptic disaster (simply referred to Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Three Monkeys’

★★★★★ Nuri Bilge Ceylan has established himself as one of the most innovative directors working in film today, with the Turkish director – initially a photographer before switching to filmmaking in the mid-1990s – already distinguished by a BFI retrospective. Comparisons with Antonioni, Fassbinder and Tarkovsky are well founded, though Continue Reading