Blu-ray Review: ‘Amateur’

★★★★☆ The first in Artificial Eye’s long-awaited batch of Hal Hartley reissues, Amateur (1994) represents a mid-career high point for the indie legend. As ever, it’s the work of a singular auteur, treading the fine line between self-reflexive exuberance and rarefied stylisation. By ingratiating broad genre elements into the self-contained Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Side by Side’

★★★★☆ Christopher Kenneally’s Side by Side (2012) is a timely and level-headed look at the challenge the digital process presents to century-old photochemical filmmaking. Coming at a crucial turning point for cinema and featuring interviews with some of cinema’s most important contemporary directors, Side by Side functions as an essential state-of-the-nation Continue Reading