Film reviews and more

Day: 23 October 2012

DVD Review: ‘Silent Souls’

★★★★☆ A deeply mournful, semi anthropological ode to Russia’s long forgotten Merjan people – descendants of an ancient Finnic tribe, assimilated at some point during the Middle Ages – Aleksei Fedorchenko’s 2010 Golden Lion nominee (and, for some at least, […]

DVD Review: ‘Mundane History’

★★★☆☆ “When a star with a small mass quietly loses energy, it becomes a white dwarf. It sheds its outer layers to form a nebula; a pale remnant of what it once was.” This may shed some cosmic light onto […]

DVD Review: ‘Isn’t Anyone Alive’

★★★☆☆ Maverick Japanese film director Gakuryu Ishii returns after a ten-year hiatus with the unsettling farce Isn’t Anyone Alive? (2011), which receives a UK DVD release this week. Ishii remains somewhat of a revered filmmaker in Japan, responsible for a […]

DVD Review: ‘Lovely Molly’

★★☆☆☆ Eduardo Sanchez was one half of the directorial team that unleashed the now prevalent found footage motif onto horror movies in 1999 with The Blair Witch Project. His latest offering to the genre, Lovely Molly (2011) – which hit […]