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Day: 4 June 2013

DVD Review: ‘Flight’

★★☆☆☆ Nominated for two Academy Awards and marking a return to live-action filmmaking for director Robert Zemeckis, alcohol addiction drama Flight (2012) – on paper, at least – has a great deal going for it. Denzel Washington commands the eye […]

DVD Review: ‘Smashed’

★★☆☆☆ James Ponsoldt’s sophomore feature Smashed (2012) stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, and ambitiously attempts to portray the tragedy of alcohol addiction at its most rawest. Kate (Winstead) and Charlie (Paul) are a young married couple in love, […]

DVD Review: ‘Bullet to the Head’

★★☆☆☆ This latest instalment in the post-Expendables renaissance of Sylvester Stallone ticks all the sorts of boxes you might expect from an action star old enough to draw a state pension: there are guns, there are girls, there are explosions, […]

DVD Review: ‘Breaking Bad: Season 5’

★★★★★ Mere months away from the final batch of episodes of Vince Gilligan’s critically acclaimed televisual juggernaut that will round off the show’s judicious lifespan, fans now have the chance to reacquaint themselves with the first eight in Breaking Bad: […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Long Riders’

★★★☆☆ American filmmaker, Walter Hill, has oft cited the western as a basis for all of his movies and it is easy to see both thematic and literal tips of the Stetson throughout his career. With a lawman and a […]

DVD Review: ‘Veep: Season 1’

★★★☆☆ It’s almost certainly a trait of British resilience, but we’re fortunate enough to enjoy some of the most biting political satire in the world. Unsurprising really, as it speaks to the flustered Whitehall officials, the ‘faces’ of government, who […]