DVD Review: ‘The Living Wake’

★☆☆☆☆ On occasion, a film sneaks out on release which really leaves you wondering why it even exists. Sol Tryon’s The Last Wake (2007) – starring Mike O’Connell and Jesse Eisenberg – an (apparently) darkly comic chronicle of a young man’s last day before he dies, is one such film. Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Bombay Beach’

★★★★★ The most original documentary of 2011 comes to DVD replete with a selection of teasingly short but hugely moving extra features that extend the whole experience a few welcome minutes further. Music video director and photographer Alma Ha’rel ensures that Bombay Beach (2011) is almost unclassifiable, melding observational documentation, Continue Reading