Film reviews and more

Day: 16 April 2013


DVD Review: ‘Pitch Perfect’

★★★☆☆ An analysis of the Step Up! and/or Bring It On franchises would show that both sets of films follow a particular formula. Directed by Jason Moore, Pitch Perfect (2012) is very much of the same ilk. Inspired by TV shows such as Glee, this ensemble comedy should […]


DVD Review: ‘Vulgaria’

★★★★☆ The seedy-sounding premise of Pang Ho-cheung’s Vulgaria (2012) may put-off some viewers with a sensitive disposition, but this Hong Kong sex comedy errs more on the side of fun than filth. Following the story of To (actor-director Chapman To), a struggling film producer forced to make a […]

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DVD Review: ‘She Monkeys’

★★★★☆ To caption Lisa Aschan’s debut feature She Monkeys (Apflickorna, 2011) as a tale of burgeoning sapphic desire amidst the intense world of equestrian vaulting is by no means erroneous. Originally produced as part of the Swedish Film Institute’s ‘Rookie Project’, it went on to receive high praise […]