DVD Review: ‘Blood Simple’ (Director’s Cut)

★★★☆☆ The Coen brothers’ 1984 debut feature Blood Simple is a tense and gritty slice of film noir loaded with dodgy deals, double-crossing and duplicity. It’s perhaps no surprise then that this week, StudioCanal have decided to release a new director’s cut. Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya) is the owner of Continue Reading


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 pornographic picture Continue Reading