Film reviews and more

Day: 30 July 2012

DVD Review: ‘Prisoners of War’

★★★★☆ Despite its unremitting action sequences and oversexed narrative, Showtime’s Homeland emerged as one of America’s high-flying seasonal exports. As the pale lips of Damian Lewis gingerly pouted at the prospect of being exposed as an […]

DVD Review: Giorgio Moroder presents ‘Metropolis’

★★★☆☆ For a black-and-white German film from the silent era, Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking 1927 sci-fi Metropolis has had a colourful and noisy history in its 85 years of being. Lang’s classic found a new lease of […]

DVD Review: ‘Mirror Mirror’

★★☆☆☆ Several years ago, Indian filmmaker Tarsem Singh made an ambitious, self-funded and visually glorious pseudo-fairy tale called The Fall (2006); unfortunately, the story didn’t live up to the wonder of the photography on-screen. With his […]

DVD Review: ‘The Raven’

★★☆☆☆ John Cusack stars as renowned American author Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue’s The Raven (2011) – a pulpy Gothic thriller built upon the foundations of a period detective story. Ostensibly attempting to create a […]