Film reviews and more

Day: 12 March 2012

DVD Review: ‘Booked Out’

★★★☆☆ Made on a shoestring budget and self-distributed by debut feature writer and director Bryan O’Neil after he became disillusioned by various distribution studios, Booked Out (2012) is almost the textbook definition of independent British filmmaking. However, instead of focusing […]

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 […]

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 […]