Film reviews and more

Day: 9 April 2012


DVD Review: ‘Switch’

★★☆☆☆ Frédéric Schoendoerffer’s Switch (2011) stars Karine Vanasse as Sophie Malaterre, a 25-year-old suffering from a case of mistaken identity, and Eric Cantona as Damian Forgeat, the detective assigned to investigate the murder she has been accused of. In Canada, Sophie is stuck in rut until an acquaintance recommends a house switching website […]

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DVD Review: ‘Las Acacias’

★★★★☆ Following a strong 2011 festival run, picking up the Camera d’Or prize at Cannes and the Sutherland Trophy at the BFI London Film Festival, Argentinian director Pablo Giorgelli’s delicate road movie Las Acacias (2011) comes to DVD this week, losing none of the heartfelt appeal and unspoken warmth of its cinematic incarnation.Effectively […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Portuguese Nun’

★★★★☆ World cinema darling Leonor Baldaque stars in Eugene Green’s The Portuguese Nun (2009), an unconventional adaptation of the 17th century text Letters of a Portuguese Nun – a collection of love notes which begin passionately before slowly filtering through varying conflicts of faith, feelings of despair and eventually tragedy. Rising French actress […]