Film reviews and more

Day: 20 June 2011

Film Review: ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’

★★☆☆☆ With a title that equally works as a synopsis, Jason Eisener’s Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) is an uber-cool and suitably gratuitous homage to the exploitation movies of the 70s and 80s. Starring veteran actor […]

DVD Releases: ‘Bored to Death – Season One’

Being asked to review Bored to Death – Season One whilst I am eight episodes into Game of Thrones has meant that I’ve broken my rule of never allowing myself to get involved in two HBO […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011: Alternative roundup

It has been little over half a year since the last Sheffield Doc/Fest, and while the impetus for the move to June was somewhat undermined by the sodden outdoor screenings, the sheer breadth of films and […]

DVD Review: ‘The Fighter’

★★★☆☆ David O. Russell’s boxing biopic The Fighter (2010) may not have won as many Academy Awards as it would have liked to, but the awards it did win (Best Supporting Actor gong for Christian Bale […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011: Festival roundup

Sheffield Doc/Fest has rightly won a reputation for being one of the most important aspects of the documentary film calendar for industry professionals and fans of the form alike. This year it had moved its slot […]