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 the cast – such as Christopher Lloyd, Lance Henriksen, Sean Continue Reading


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 (Adolfo Fernández), and son, Fran (Marcel Borràs), the film plays Continue Reading

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, harried single mum Rhia (Emily Barclay) struggles to bring up Continue Reading