Blu-ray Review: ‘Billy Liar’

★★★★★ John Schlesinger’s celebrated slice of sixties British New Wave makes its debut on Blu-ray this week, and remains an absolute must-see for all serious cinephiles. Although lumbered with the ‘angry young men’ label back at the time of its release, Billy Liar (1963) actually eschews that kitchen sink realism Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Quartet’

★★★☆☆ American acting icon Dustin Hoffman’s long-awaited directorial debut, Quartet (2012), has met with optimistic anticipation, bolstered by the impressive cast which boasts national treasure Maggie Smith, a delightfully camp Michael Gambon and a gleefully sex-crazed Billy Connolly. Set in a retirement home for the cream of the operatic and Continue Reading