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Day: 9 August 2011

DVD Review: ‘The Witches of Oz’

★★☆☆☆ Produced by Imaginarium and directed by Leigh Scott, The Witches of Oz (2011) is a short TV mini-series which revisits the magical Wizard of Oz world from a modern point of view. With quite a few known names in […]

DVD Review: ‘The Rig’

★☆☆☆☆ While the DVD cover for The Rig (2010) would lead you to believe this is a giant monster movie in the vein of Sharktopus (2010), you’d be mistaken. The Rig has more in common with The Thing (1982) than […]

DVD Review: ‘Lock Up’

★★★☆☆ Best known for his work as cinematographer on Brad Anderson’s The Machinist (2004) and Transsiberian (2008), Lock Up (2010) is a suitably dark and gritty directorial debut from Spanish filmmaker, Xavi Giménez.Centring on the destructive relationship between father, Luis […]

DVD Review: ‘Lou’

★★★★☆ Lou (2010), directed and written by Belinda Chayko (Bored Olives [2000]) and starring legendary British actor John Hurt, is a tender, heartfelt film about one girl’s rite of passage. Set against the dramatic landscape of rural New South Wales, […]