DVD Review: ‘Elles’

★★☆☆☆ You need only cast your mind back as far as Paweł Pawlikowski’s The Woman in the Fifth (2011) to find a French/Polish collaboration comparable to Elles (2011), the latest film from director Malgoska Szumowska. Replacing Kristin Scott Thomas as the French star in this instance is the award-winning Juliette Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Marley’

★★★☆☆ More an exercise in reinforcing a legend rather than unearthing its roots, Kevin Macdonald’s reggae documentary Marley (2012) is an interesting, yet ultimately shallow and linear sweep through the life and work of Robert Nesta Marley. Nobody, but especially anyone who has a vested interest in maintaining the legacy, Continue Reading