DVD Review: ‘Brave’ (2007)

★★☆☆☆ You may wonder why Brave (2007), the martial arts action adventure from directors Thanapon Maliwan and Afdlin Shauki and staring stuntman Michael B., has taken so long to get a UK release, even to DVD? Upon watching the film, you’ll probably begin to understand.Pairote (Michael B.) has been blackmailed Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Double Impact’

★★★☆☆ Twenty years after its original cinema release, Sheldon Lettich’s Double Impact (1991) gets another DVD release courtesy of Second Sight Media. Double Impact (not to be confused with the awful Double Team [1997]) is commonly viewed as one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s best movies and tells the story of Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Mr. Nobody’

★★★★☆ Originally premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2009, but only now being released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK, Mr. Nobody (2009) – starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley and Diane Kruger – is a strange, science fiction/relationship drama, with writer-director Jaco Van Dormael delivering the story almost Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘My Best Enemy’

★★★★☆ My Best Enemy (2011), the latest film from director Wolfgang Murnberger, stars Mortiz Bleibtreu and Georg Friedrich as best friends who are turned against each other by the unbelievably harsh and unfair circumstances into which they find themselves thrown, is frequently harrowing, though never short of riveting drama.Victor Kaufmann Continue Reading