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Month: April 2013

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DVD Review: ‘Accident’

★★★★★ The second of the renowned collaborations between director Joseph Losey and playwright turned screenwriter Harold Pinter is an intense psychological drama that arrives with one hell of a bang. Accident (1967) centres on Stephen (Dirk Bogarde), an Oxford don […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Servant’

★★★★★ The first in a trilogy of Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey collaborations that also includes Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1970), The Servant (1963) is a tense psychological drama that studies the theme of servitude, whilst also offering a brutal […]

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Film Review: ‘Spring Breakers’

★★★★☆ A fluorescent, hypnotic orgy of guns, girls, drugs and electro, American indie cinema’s enfant terrible Harmony Korine eschews the low budget trappings of his previous feature, 2009’s bizarre Trash Humpers (which voyeuristically followed a group of garbage-mounting Nashville pensioners), […]

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DVD Review: ‘Room 237’

★★★☆☆ Beginning with a lengthy disclaimer distancing itself from the evidently non-plussed Stanley Kubrick estate, Rodney Ascher’s theory-laden docu-essay Room 237 (2012) falls somewhere between the redundant and the reverential. Offering up a series of curious readings into Kubrick’s 1980 […]

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DVD Review: ‘Vito’

★★★★☆ Some films, though hard to watch, make enlightening viewing. Vito (2011), the new biographic documentary by director Jeffrey Schwarz about the American film journalist and gay activist Vito Russo, is one such exercise. The film charts Russo’s life from […]