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 (and the skies) as troubled pilot Whip Whitaker, who must Continue Reading

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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, bonding over their mutual passion for music, laughter and above Continue Reading

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 stockpile bureaucracy and pose for the cameras. Armando Iannucci’s The Continue Reading