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: ‘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