Film reviews and more

Day: 3 July 2012

DVD Review: ‘Requiem for a Killer’

★☆☆☆☆ Writer-director Jérôme Le Gris’ debut feature Requiem for a Killer (2011) is a laughably bad thriller from beginning to end, focusing on the last days of a pseudo-femme-fatal Lucrèce (Mélanie Laurent). Tired of being a […]

DVD Review: Sky Atlantic’s ‘Hit & Miss’

★★★☆☆ American actress Chloë Sevigny stars as a contract killer with a big secret in Sky Atlantic’s Hit & Miss (2012), the channel’s first original drama commission. The British series has garnered praise from numerous quarters […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘King of New York’

★★★★☆ Abel Ferrara’s typically hard-edged crime drama King of New York (1990) finally gets the rerelease it deserves from the ever reliable Arrow Entertainment this week. Christopher Walken has never bettered his performance as Frank White, […]

DVD Review: ‘Tape 407’

★☆☆☆☆ What do you say about a film which is so inept that the experience of sitting through it is frankly excruciating. Tape 407 (2011), the new horror (and that word is used in its loosest […]