Film reviews and more

Day: 24 October 2011

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘A Dangerous Method’

★★★☆☆ Initial critical responses to David Cronenberg’s latest effort A Dangerous Method (2011) were less than positive following the film’s premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Now screening in the UK for the first time at the BFI London […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

★★★★☆ Hergé’s Tintin, the world famous boy reporter, has been given the HD treatment in a rerelease of the classic 1990s cartoon on DVD and Blu-ray in anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s soon-to be released, 3D motion capture blockbuster The Adventures […]

DVD Review: ‘Charade’

★★★★☆ Certain cinematic double acts exude pure magic – think Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Laurel and Hardy. However, ahead of the pack must be the winning duo of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, whose performances in director Stanley Donen’s […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’

★★★★☆ Loosely based upon the real life crimes of American serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) takes a chilling and disturbing look at the fractured psyche of a severely unhinged individual. Rather […]

DVD Review: ‘Rio’

★★★☆☆ It’s been a somewhat underwhelming year for animation thus far. Following a strong lineup in 2010 (with the best releases including Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and Sylvain Chomet’s ;The Illusionist), only Gore Verbinski’s well-researched, well-executed Rango (2011) and the […]