Film reviews and more

Day: 26 July 2011


DVD Review: ‘No Surrender’

★☆☆☆☆ When reading initial comments about Peter Smith’s 1985 No Surrender, written by Alan Bleasdale, all signs seemed to point to promising; hilarious premise, politically edgy content and a smattering of dark undertones captured amongst grainy Liverpudlian backdrops.The foot of the blurb hails it as “One of the […]


Blu-ray Review: ‘Went the Day Well?’

★★★☆☆ Even if the films of Ealing Studios are not as widely viewed as they once were, any cinephile can probably describe the tone of their output: an easygoing atmosphere; charmingly British, often explicitly patriotic; and whether rural or urban in setting, they feature what has been referred […]


DVD Review: ‘Love Like Poison’

★★★☆☆ A quiet highlight of last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Love Like Poison (2010) is the debut feature of Katell Quillévéré and sees the director delving into a meaty concoction of Catholicism, domestic discontentment and the temptations of young love, but does so in the most subtle and […]