Film reviews and more

Day: 9 October 2012

DVD Review: ‘Don Giovanni (Juan)’

★★★☆☆ A word to the wise – this contemporary visualisation of Mozart’s famous opera is unlike any version you are likely to have seen before. In fact it’s unlike anything you are likely to have seen […]

DVD Review: ‘The Lost Episode’

★☆☆☆☆ Horror is a genre which regularly sees very low, even micro-budget entries from first time directors, especially since the advancement of digital filmmaking. This has seen the market becoming saturated with poor and unoriginal fare, […]

DVD Review: ‘Hell is a City’

★★★★☆ Hell is a City (1960) is somewhat of a novelty – a Hammer production which isn’t a horror film and features none of the studio’s regulars in major roles. Developed from Maurice Procter’s novel by […]

DVD Review: ‘Petty Romance’

★★★★☆ Kim Joung-hoon’s Petty Romance (2010), while the synopsis would suggest a genre-bending adventure in fan-fiction, is in fact a fine, if somewhat by the numbers, example of South Korean romantic comedy. The central development of […]

DVD Review: ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’

★★★★☆ Following the success of their 2010 Blur concert film No Distance Left to Run, British directing duo Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace turn their attention to another historic rock gig with a legion of grateful […]

DVD Review: ‘Beauty’

★★☆☆☆ The new South African drama by director Oliver Hermanus, starring Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan and Michelle Scott, is attractive in name only. The reality of Beauty (Skoonheid, 2011) is a sordid and depressing tale, which […]