DVD Review: ‘Jane Eyre’

★★★★☆ Having committed the apparent cardinal sin of never reading Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel of the same name (in full, at least), Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre (2011) – starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender – serves as a fine re-introduction to the text, served up with some truly impressive cinematography Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘The Help’

★★★☆☆ Destined to be broadcast on Sunday afternoons from now until the end of days, Oscar-nominee The Help (2011) is a sweet, involving and exceptionally well-acted civil rights yarn that is, thankfully, more interested in entertaining the audience rather than painting a gritty, realistic picture of the lives of African Continue Reading