Blu-ray Review: ‘The Brood’

★★★★☆ Joining the Canadian master’s sci-fi classic Scanners (1981) on UK Blu-ray for the first time thanks to Second Sight, David Cronenberg’s gestating chiller The Brood (1979) has certainly played its part in the re-evaluation of children (and the complicit female reproductive system) as potentially murderous monstrosities. One of the Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Shell’

★★★★☆ There’s a sense of restless dormancy beneath the quiescence of Scott Graham’s intimate Highland drama, Shell (2012); the director injecting his debut feature with a fascinating undercurrent that transforms an apparently simple coming-of-age tale into all the more imperative viewing. Exquisitely shot and perfectly considered, it’s a real British Continue Reading