DVD Review: ‘The Return of the Living Dead’

★★★★☆ With George A. Romero proving on a film-by-film basis that he no longer understands the culture he is attempting to satirise, now is the ideal time to rediscover Dan O’Bannon’s wickedly funny B-classic The Return of the Living Dead (1985). An unofficial sequel-of-sorts to Romero’s seminal Night of the Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Red Dog’

★★★☆☆ Kriv Stenders’ big screen adaptation of Louis De Bernieres’ Red Dog (2011) tells the heart-warming story of how a small rough-and-ready mining town in the outback of western Australia was won-over and brought together by a wandering red dog. After arriving in industrial hick town of Dampier with a Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Hollywoo’

★★☆☆☆ Staying true to the fish-out-of-water formula favoured in such French films as The Visitors (1993) and My Uncle (1958), Hollywoo (2011) marries modern day Hollywood setting in all it’s pearly white glamour with a neurotic and feisty French actress. Needless to say the two worlds collide with potentially hilarious Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Coriolanus’

★★☆☆☆ Adapted from one of William Shakespeare’s most complex, ambiguous plays, directed by British acting heavyweight Ralph Fiennes and with an ensemble cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain and Gerard Butler, Coriolanus (2011) certainly isn’t lacking in artistic pedigree. Where it does falter, however, is in transferring Continue Reading