Film reviews and more

Day: 14 February 2011

DVD Releases: ‘The Illusionist’

Originally written by the late French actor/director Jaques Tati in 1956 in an attempt to reconcile with his daughter, The Illusionist (2010) had lain dormant for almost fifty years before eventually finding its way to director Sylvian […]

DVD Releases: ‘Red’

Action movies are a young man’s game. Or they used to be, before Sylvester Stallone resurrected the hard-man genre last summer with his team of middle-aged action heroes in The Expendables (2010). Now there’s a fourth […]

DVD Releases: ‘The Thorn in the Heart’

Have you ever made a film about your Aunt Suzette? Michel Gondry has. Why should you care? Maybe you don’t like watching other people’s home movies. Maybe you don’t even have an Aunt Suzette. Watching Gondry’s […]

DVD Review: ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’

★★★★☆ Just so you know right off the bat, The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008) is not an Iranian version of Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978), but if you occasionally enjoy the taste of […]

DVD Review: ‘The Social Network’

★★★★☆ Fresh from its recent BAFTA success comes the DVD release of David Fincher’s highly acclaimed ‘Facebook flick’, The Social Network (2010). The story is simple: Mark Zuckerberg (Jessie Eisenberg) is a geeky computer genius who […]