Film reviews and more

Day: 6 August 2013

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. […]

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 […]

DVD Review: ‘Blancanieves’

★★★★☆ The Brothers Grimm’s pitch black fairytale Snow White is transformed by the Flamenco rhythms of 1920s Spain in director Pablo Berger’s sumptuous and beguiling Blancanieves (2012), out now on Collector’s Edition DVD. An unabashed homage […]

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 […]