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DVD Review: ‘Bluebeard’

★★★☆☆ It’s taken just over 18 months for Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard (2009) to make its way to DVD (courtesy of New Wave Films), following a limited UK cinematic release back in July 2010. Initial critical reception […]

DVD Review: ‘Post Mortem’

★★★★☆ The third feature from Chilean director Pablo Larraín, Post Mortem (2010) is a bleak, deeply melancholic portrait of his country of birth, set in the capital city of Santiago during the Pinochet coup d’état of 1973. […]

DVD Review: ‘The Debt’

★★★☆☆ Directed by John Madden, The Debt (2010) is not only a highly entertaining, gripping thriller but also boasts a very impressive cast including Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds, actress of the moment Jessica Chastain and Sam […]

DVD Review: ‘Red State’

★★★☆☆ Kevin Smith’s career is coming to an end. That is not a judgement on hist latest film Red State (2011), but something he has said himself: the writer-director is currently writing his final film, Hit […]

DVD Review: ‘Melancholia’

★★★★☆ Lars von Trier’s most accomplished movie since 2003’s Dogville was sadly overshadowed by the controversy this constantly provocative director evoked at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, with the praise it deserved sadly diluted by his […]