DVD Review: ‘No’

★★★★☆ Starring Gael García Bernal and Alfredo Castro, Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s No (2012) offers an entertaining look at the way the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile was brought to an end in 1988 as a result of an opposition media campaign. Both personal and political, No sees Larraín delve into Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Warm Bodies’

★★★☆☆ Perhaps it bodes well for awkward young men around the world if an undead Nicholas Hoult is able to form a relationship with a beautiful woman. Especially after killing her boyfriend and eating his brain. Such is the basis of Jonathan Levine’s screwball horror Warm Bodies (2013), a modern Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Mama’

★★☆☆☆ With renowned Spanish fantasy-horror maestro Guillermo del Toro – the visionary director behind Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth – on producing duty, early signs were promising for the Andrés Muschietti-directed Mama (2013), a tale of two orphaned sisters taken in by the spectral presence referred to in Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Accused’

★★★★☆ Sofie Gråbøl makes a welcome return to the small screen with the UK DVD release of Accused (Anklaget, 2005), a dark, psychological drama co-starring fellow The Killing alumni Søren Malling, Troels Lyby and directed by Jacob Thuesen. The film centres around an accusation of abuse within a family unit. Continue Reading