Film reviews and more

Day: 28 January 2013


DVD Review: ‘About Elly’

★★★★☆ About Elly (2009) – the fourth film from Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, the Oscar-winning director of A Separation (2011) – is another intense, contemporary tragedy about the ambiguities of truth and the consequences of being honest. Farhadi, to the extent of few directors […]

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DVD Review: ‘Barbara’

★★★★☆ Winner of the Silver Bear prize at last year’s Berlinale and directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Christian Petzold (Yella, Beats Being Dead), Barbara (2012) is a stark yet engrossing drama told against the icy backdrop of the East/West German political divide. Featuring an […]

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DVD Review: ‘Looper’

★★★☆☆ Rian Johnson’s Looper (2012) is a high concept adventure that imbues classic sci-fi elements with an understanding of smart storytelling. However, despite his ambitious and stylish amalgamation of themes, Johnson’s third film is as occasionally impressive as it is underwhelming. A director with […]