Film reviews and more

Day: 18 June 2013


DVD Review: ‘Weird Adventures’

★★★☆☆ Even regular films by the Children’s Film Foundation are known for a slightly ‘detached’ quality. As a result those with intentional fantastical themes were positively bizarre. The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961), The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972) and A Hitch in Time (1978), which have been remastered and released on DVD […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Underground’

★★★★☆ In 1928, at the tender age of just 28 years, British director Anthony Asquith was already a driven and passionate filmmaker – exactly what he brought to his early silent, Underground (1928). This tale, whilst saturated in its own time, carries a modern note, as underground carriages bustle with nosey travellers leaning […]