DVD Review: ‘The Hunters’

★★★★☆  While the Nordic Noir wave has seen a recent explosion in popularity, it is worth remembering that the genre has been successful for several decades now. From Insomnia (1997), starring Stellan Skarsgård as a Swedish cop with a sleeping disorder, to Festen (1998), Thomas Vinterberg’s excellent Dogme 95 piece, Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘The Expendables 2’

★★★☆☆ The Expendables are back, and this time their ultra-macho efforts may be at least partially worthwhile. Countless fans of eighties action cinema were left with a bitter dissatisfaction at the flabby, dull and far too serious nature of Sylvester Stallone’s self-directed first film. However, after strong box office returns Continue Reading