Film reviews and more

Day: 17 September 2012

DVD Review: ‘A Woman Under the Influence’

★★★★☆ Regarded by many as John Cassavetes’ most successful and influential film, 1974’s A Woman Under the Influence is a sensitive portrait of a fractured domestic dynamic and a compelling examination of mental health. Rereleased this month on both DVD […]

DVD Review: ‘Silent House’ (2011)

★★☆☆☆ From Chris Kentis and Laura Lau – the husband and wife creative force behind 2003’s taught aquatic horror Open Water – comes Silent House (2011), a US remake of Uruguayan director Gustavo Hernandez’s La Casa Muda (The Silent House, […]

DVD Review: ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’

★★★★★ Jason Segel, the epitome of the perennial ‘man-child’ type currently prevalent in American cinema, sums up and validates the persona as the eponymous Jeff, Who Lives At Home (2011), the latest offering from the Duplass brothers. After answering what […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Avengers Assemble’

★★★★☆ Lining itself up against the might of both Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight and Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot this summer, Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble (2012) defied even the most optimistic of expectations by delivering a faithful, witty superhero ensemble piece […]

Sponsored Video: ‘Untouchable’ UK trailer

Eric Toledono and Olivier Nakache’s Weinstein-backed Oscar hopeful Untouchable (The Intouchables, 2011) receives its long-awaited UK cinema release this Friday (21 September) following huge box office takings in other territories around the world. Based on a true story, Untouchable recounts […]