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: ‘Kill Keith’

★☆☆☆☆ With a ‘celebrity’ lineup comprising of such TV icons as Joe Pasquale, Russell Grant, Tony Blackburn and – of course – Keith ‘Cheggers’ Chegwin, it genuinely defies belief that Andy Thompson’s Kill Keith (2011) ever managed to see the light of day. There is no greater example of just Continue Reading

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