Film reviews and more

Month: March 2011

DVD Releases: ‘Easy A’

Emma Stone is destined for greatness. In 2011 we will have the pleasure of catching Ms. Stone alongside Steve Carell in Glenn Ficarra’s Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) before stepping back in time to 1960’s Mississippi for The Help (2011). However, it’s in […]

DVD Releases: ‘The Hunter’

With The Hunter (2010), director Rafi Pitts continues to spearhead the self-proclaimed ‘Iranian New Wave’ with another masterfully executed poetic-realist work that inhabits the same multifaceted Iran presented in Pitt’s previous feature It’s Winter (2006), albeit with a leaner, harsher […]

DVD Review: ‘The Flying Scotsman’

★★★★☆ Last year, Optimum Releasing’s remastered versions of The Railway Children (1970), Breathless (1960) and Peeping Tom (1960) were released as part of their continuing efforts to preserve a vast catalogue of classic titles. Castleton Knight’s The Flying Scotsman (1929) […]

DVD Review: ‘Cuckoo’

★★☆☆☆ Richard E. Grant stars in Cuckoo (2010), a dull, one-note psychological thriller from Richard Bracewell, whose marginally superior debut The Gigolos (2006) was a similarly throwaway medley of over-obvious stylistic debt and self conscious construction. Cuckoo concerns the supposed mental […]