Film reviews and more

Day: 19 September 2011

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? […]

DVD Review: ‘Big Fat Gypsy Gangster’

★☆☆☆☆ After successfully introducing Sasha Baron Cohen’s comedy creation Ali G to audiences 13 years ago, Channel 4’s The 11 O’Clock Show tried their luck with an array of new characters, including Bulla – a cockney ‘hardman’ […]

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 […]

Interview: Jaco Van Dormael, director of ‘Mr. Nobody’

Jaco Van Dormael’s latest feature Mr. Nobody (2009) – starring Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley, Rhys Ifans and Juno Temple – is a fitting example of the writer/directors highly visual approach to storytelling. Belgium’s most […]

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 […]

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 […]

DVD Review: ‘Attack the Block’

★★★★☆ Attack the Block (2011) is Joe Cornish’s (of Adam & Joe fame) debut feature film – a hoodies versus aliens monster movie blessed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of 80s science fiction. As equally scary as […]