Film reviews and more

Day: 14 May 2012

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. […]

DVD Review: ‘L’Atalante’ and the films of Jean Vigo

★★★★★ In 1934, French director Jean Vigo tragically died of tuberculosis at the age of just 29, leaving behind his one and only completed feature, L’Atalante (1934). A simple, yet visually complex tale of two young […]

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 […]

DVD Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’

★★★☆☆ British director Guy Ritchie’s first Sherlock Holmes foray in 2009 was met with criticism over its jumbled plot and reductive take on Holmes’ character, yet Ritchie has since upped his game with the sequel, Sherlock […]

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 […]