DVD Review: ‘The Source’

★★☆☆☆ A nondescript North African mountain village, serves us the setting for French director Radu Mihaileanu’s re-imagining of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata as a comedy drama about a group of Muslim women rebelling against their patriarchal social system in The Source (La source des femmes, 2011). Aristophanes’ comedy saw the women of Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Contraband’

★★★☆☆ Icelandic actor-come feature director Baltasar Kormákur explores the cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world of international smuggling with his latest effort Contraband (2012), starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi. Wahlberg plays likeable protagonist Chris Farraday, who abandoned his own life of crime a long time ago in favour Continue Reading