Film reviews and more

Day: 19 August 2013

DVD Review: ‘Bernie’

★★★★☆ Based on a true story, Richard Linklater’s wonderfully offbeat 2011 comedy Bernie offers a comfortable, engaging window into the almost Twin Peaks-style small American town of Carthage. Located ‘behind the pine curtain’ in east Texas, Carthage is populated by […]

DVD Review: ‘Compliance’

★★★★☆ The stretched credulity of cinematic narratives can often leave audiences agog as bizarrely motivated characters behave in inexplicable ways. In his provocative second feature, Compliance (2012), director Craig Zobel creates a highly uncomfortable atmosphere precisely because his film’s plot […]