Film reviews and more

Day: 9 April 2013

DVD Review: ‘Dead End Drive-In’

★★★☆☆ Resembling a neon-drenched, coming-of-age version of Mad Max (1979), Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Dead End Drive-In (1986) has all the familiar Ozploitation trappings. There’s gratuitous nudity, sporadic bursts of violence and some truly outrageous stunt work (including the most astounding car […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Army of Shadows’

★★★☆☆ The latest addition to the StudioCanal Collection sees the Blu-ray premiere of director Jean-Pierre Melville’s controversial World War II drama Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres, 1969), starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret. Philippe Gerbier (Ventura) is the head […]