Film reviews and more

Day: 27 August 2012

DVD Review: ‘White Vengeance’

★★★☆☆ Director Daniel Lee’s White Vengeance (2011) follows a long precession of Chinese period action epics which have been released in the UK with growing frequency. Yet, Lee’s film represents a refreshing shift of focus – […]

DVD Review: ‘Let the Bullets Fly’

★★★★☆ Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly (2010) is now one of the highest-grossing Chinese films of all time, and it’s not difficult to see why. The title of the film seem to suggests a return […]

Film4 Summer Screen 2012: Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’

This August, Somerset House’s Film4 Summer Screen season played host to a very special screening of British ‘Master of Suspense’ Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds, featuring a digitally re-mastered version of the film shown for […]

DVD Review: ‘The Lucky One’

★★★☆☆ International bestselling author-come-screenwriter Nicholas Sparks has made a name for himself over the last few years as his novels have one-by-one been turned into lachrymose-heavy romantic comedies, from The Notebook (2004) to Dear John (2010) […]

DVD Review: ‘The Walking Dead – Season 2’

★★★★☆ The inaugural series of AMC’s The Walking Dead (2010) was a refreshing, but often slow and frustrating adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. For some viewers, the lethargic pace and lack of character […]