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Day: 20 March 2012

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DVD Review: ‘Love on a Pillow’

★★☆☆☆ Roger Vadim’s 1962 film Love on a Pillow sees Bridgit Bardot as the kind and caring Geneviève Le Theil, a well to-do girl from an upper-class family. After leaving Paris and arriving in Dijon to settle her inheritance, Geneviève meets a young man, Renaud Sarti (Robert Hossein), who attempts to commit suicide […]

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DVD Review: ‘Straw Dogs’ (2011)

★★★☆☆ Rod Lurie’s remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 classic Straw Dogs – a film that drew a huge amount of criticism in its day, and seen by many as a debasement of women – manages to effectively capture some of the thrilling intensity of the original, yet brings nothing new to the table. […]

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DVD Review: ‘This Our Still Life’

★★★★☆ The latest release to come from the BFI’s very own DVD label, Andrew Kötting’s This Our Still Life (2011) is a deeply personal, lo-fi collage of the director’s secluded Pyrenean farmhouse (named simply ‘Louyre’), where he lives with his wife Leila and daughter Eden. Eden was born with a rare neurological disease, […]

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DVD Review: ‘Resistance’

★★★☆☆ Ignore the bombastic DVD/Blu-ray cover with its armour-clad Nazi soldiers and pyrotechnics – the newly released Resistance (2011) couldn’t be much further away from an exploitative, WWII romp. From debut British director Amit Gupta – and adapted from the 2007 novel of the same name by Owen Sheers – the film is […]