DVD Review: ‘Crime or Punishment?!?’

★★★☆☆ You’d be forgiven for interpreting the title of Keralino Sandorovich’s latest film, Crime or Punishment?!? (2011) as a mistranslated contemporary adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel about the moral consequences of murder on the human soul. However, whilst Sandorovich’s film is an archetypal example of the quirky comedic output we’ve Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘ID:A’

★★★☆☆ The rise of the Scandinavian crime thriller in contemporary Western culture has been nothing short of astronomic, encompassing literature (Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø), television (Wallander, The Killing, The Bridge) and, naturally, cinema (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Headhunters). Renowned Danish production company Zentropa – famed for their work Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Shame’

★★★★★ Joining forces once again following 2008’s superb Hunger, director Steve McQueen and Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender’s (soon to appear as android David in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Prometheus) latest outing Shame (2011) delves into the world of sex addiction and loneliness, ultimately resulting in one of the most powerful Continue Reading