Film reviews and more

Day: 7 May 2012


DVD Review: ‘Deadball’ and ‘Yakuza Weapon’

★☆☆☆☆ The newly-released Deadball (2011) and Yakuza Weapon (2011), the twin gorefests from directors Yûdai Yamaguchi and Tak Sakaguchi, starring Tak Sakaguchi, Mari Hoshino and Jun Murakami, jettison any semblance of taste to the point you question whether it existed at all. Deadball follows Jubeh (Sakaguchi) who, after […]


DVD Review: ‘Transit’

★★★☆☆ Newly-released on DVD and Blu-ray this week comes Transit (2012), a fast-paced action film from Colombian film director Antonio Negret. Bursting into action with an armoured truck being lured into a $4 million heist, we meet the sinister protagonists at the forefront of the ensuing chase: the […]

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DVD Review: ‘Black Pond’

★★★★☆ First-time writers and directors Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe unite to make the bold and darkly funny Black Pond (2011), an inherently British drama about a family who are accused of the murder of a stranger. By mixing elements of comedy, surrealism and, believe it or not, […]


DVD Review: ‘War Horse’

★★★★☆ From its initial form as British writer Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book, War Horse (2011) has since been adapted for the stage and now for the screen by arguably one of cinema’s finest exponents of the Hollywood blockbuster, Steven Spielberg. Having won all manner of plaudits in its […]