Blu-ray Review: ‘Quest for Fire’

★★★★☆ A multi-award winning 101 minutes of dialogue-less travelogue about three Neanderthal tribesmen sent on a mission to find and steal fire from another clan, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Quest for Fire (1981) is nothing if not ambitious. Everett McGill (best known as Big Ed Hurley from Twin Peaks), Ron Perlman and Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

★★★☆☆ The title of Mexican arthouse director Carlos Reygadas’ fourth feature, 2012’s Post Tenebras Lux, means ‘light after darkness’ in Latin – and unwittingly, it perhaps alludes to the polarised reaction it has received since its world premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Met, at its very first screening, Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Dark Skies’

★★☆☆☆ Distancing himself from the CGI-heavy aesthetics of previous efforts Priest (2011) and Legion (2009), director Scott Stewart’s Dark Skies (2013) attempts to combine the carefully orchestrated suspense of a haunted house horror with the extraterrestrial threat of an allegorical sci-fi. However, this enticing blend ultimately churns out a curious, Continue Reading