Film reviews and more

Day: 9 January 2012

Red Carpet: ‘War Horse’ royal premiere

In a two-day extravaganza which included a dazzling UK premiere – attended by Royals Prince William and Kate Middleton – and a packed press conference, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (2011) has finally been unleashed to British audiences. The film, which […]

DVD Review: ‘In a Better World’

★★★★☆ Ever since capturing last year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, In a Better World (2010) has found its painterly presented tale of morality come under a lot of scrutiny. However, Susanne Bier’s strikingly beautiful film deserves to […]

DVD Review: ‘Attenberg’

★★★★☆ Athina Rachel Tsangari – producer of Yorgos Lanthimos’ superb Dogtooth (2009) – directs Attenberg (2010) (named after British national institution David Attenborough), an ethological study into human sexuality and emotional alienation that is not nearly as austere and Haneke-esque […]

DVD Review: ‘Project Nim’

★★★★★ James Marsh, director of the Oscar-winning Man on Wire (2008), easily rates amongst the finest British filmmakers working today. Marsh is perpetually ducking and weaving in and out of fiction and documentary so deftly that they bleed into one […]

DVD Review: ‘Troll Hunter’

★★★★☆ Troll Hunter (2010) is a rare thing – a modern horror film which eschews visceral gore for subtlety and a genuine air of unease. Starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck and Tomas Alf Larsen, Norwegian director André […]

DVD Review: ‘Boardwalk Empire: Season 1’

★★★★☆ Opening with an exhilarating pilot directed by none other than gangster movie master Martin Scorsese, the first season of HBO’s superb period crime series Boardwalk Empire (2010) hits DVD and Blu-ray this week as the second season begins airing […]