Film reviews and more

Day: 19 March 2013

Special Feature: ‘Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine’

Combining comprehensive and contextual research with an exploration into the work of one of cinema’s greatest visual filmmakers, Philippe Maher’s new book Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine offers an exceptionally in-depth look into how – from […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Dracula’

★★★★☆ Christopher Lee’s portrayal of Bram Stoker’s eponymous vampire has always been considered a staple element of a Hammer Horror diet. His most striking appearance as the blood-sucker is still, to this day, the inaugural one; […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Tess’

★★★☆☆ Following on from their retrospective earlier in the year, this week the BFI rerelease Roman Polanski’s award-winning period drama Tess (1979) on DVD and – for the first time in the UK – Blu-ray, mastered […]

DVD Review: ‘Alps’

★★☆☆☆ Yorgos Lanthimos is one of modern European cinema’s pioneering auteurs, his ambient peculiarity nestling itself perfectly with the desires of audiences. Nowadays, we crave originality through visual molestation that the director executes with such credence. […]