DVD Review: ‘Apocalypse Z’

★☆☆☆☆ Luca Boni and Marco Ristori’s abysmal Apocalypse Z (2013) makes recent Brad Pitt blockbuster World War Z (2013), which tried manfully (if impotently) to transpose the walking dead to the mainstream, look like an Oscar-worthy literary adaptation. This slice of DTV schlock is truly woeful in every way imaginable Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘F*ck for Forest’

★★☆☆☆ Polish director Michal Marczak’s awkwardly titillating documentary F*ck for Forest (2012) is extraordinary viewing. Dressed like a Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome flashmob, a troupe of capricious Berlin-based eccentrics film themselves having sex with each other and semi-willing volunteers. The videos are then made available by subscription via their website. Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Stoker’

★★★☆☆ After a decade of filmmaking in his native South Korea, Park Chan-wook makes his English-language debut with Stoker (2013). An all-star cast led by Mia Wasikowska and a screenplay from Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller may suggest that this was to be a triumphant relocation for Park – yet the Continue Reading