DVD Releases: ‘Wake Wood’

Wake Wood (2011) is the latest Hammer outing in association with Vertigo Films and with the backing of the Irish Film Council. Does it have the same ingredients, resonance and capacity to stand the test of time as did the Hammer productions of the 60s and 70s? The answer here Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Caged’

★★☆☆☆ From the disturbing nuances of Michael Haneke’s Time of the Wolf (2003), through the convulsive violence of Gaspar Noé and Bruno Dumont to the hypnotic lunacy of Vincent Gallo succumbing to an unexplained bloodlust in Clair Denis’ Trouble Every Day (2001), corporeal shock tactics have been somewhat in vogue over Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Source Code’

★★★★☆ Having knocked the sci-fi world for six with his critically-lauded debut, Moon, back in 2009, anticipation and speculation has continued to build around whether or not Duncan Jones is merely a one-trick pony or this generation’s Ridley Scott. With his second feature Source Code (2011) hitting the cinemas this Continue Reading