DVD Review: ‘Jour de Fête’ & ‘Mon Oncle’

★★★★☆ The BFI’s remastered Jacques Tati series continues with the double release of Jour de Fête (1949) and Mon Oncle (1958) – two of the beloved French star’s most renowned films. Packaged with in-depth booklets, essays and brand new artwork to tie-in with the crystal clear restorations, these films well Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Monstro!’

★☆☆☆☆ Monstro! (2010), the new (supposed) antipodean shocker from the Land Down Under is just that very thing – monstrous. Selling itself as a horror-action comedy, it’s heavy on the horror (if slapstick gore qualifies as horror), but non-existent on action or comedy. This gratuitous exercise in sleaze, directed by Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Polisse’

★★★☆☆ Maïwenn writes, stars and directs Polisse (2011), a provocative drama centred upon a Parisian Child Protection Unit, exploring the team members’ various lives and relationships inside and outside of work. Having spent time observing real CPU officers, Maïwenn’s script is reputedly based on genuine conversations and cases, and herself Continue Reading