DVD Review: ‘Gambit’

★☆☆☆☆ In an interview alongside American co-star Cameron Diaz, British Oscar-winner Colin Firth expressed that he, “felt it would be nice to do a comedy”. This flavourless sentiment echoes throughout the dreary, vacuous and painfully goofy scenes of the farcical Gambit (2012). A bizarre joint venture between the acclaimed Coen Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Kore-eda Hirokazu Collection’

★★★★☆ With Kore-eda Hirokazu’s recently released I Wish (Kiseki, 2011) garnering glowing critical acclaim on these shores, the four films featured in Matchbox Films’ Kore-eda Hirokazu Collection represent the entry point into this masterful Japanese directors unique and distinct approach to cinema. Over the years, Kore-eda has established himself as one of Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Argo’

★★★★★ If Ben Affleck’s directorial prowess wasn’t already evident with the excellent Gone Baby Gone (2007) and sophomore effort The Town (2010), with his third feature he has further cemented his status as one of the best current filmmakers in the business. One of the best releases of 2012 – Continue Reading