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Day: 9 September 2013

DVD Review: ‘Serpent’s Path’ & ‘Eyes of the Spider’

★★★★☆ Third Window Films continue their fine tradition of bringing little-seen gems from Japan to the UK with a double-bill of early films from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, whose Tokyo Sonata and Cure have received widespread critical acclaim. […]

DVD Review: ‘Eden’

★★☆☆☆ Based on a true case of human trafficking in the US, Megan Griffiths’ Eden (2012) is a decidedly low-key circumvention on the usual gritty, unforgiving exposés of the sex industry. Set in a small rural […]

DVD Review: ‘Thérèse Desqueyroux’

★★★☆☆ Audrey Tautou has never quite cast off the elfin shadow of her breakout role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie (2001). Over the past decade, she’s taken on her fair share of more austere roles, and few […]

DVD Review: ’21 and Over’

★★☆☆☆ If it wasn’t for the fact that 21 and Over (2013) is directed by the writing duo which gave birth to The Hangover franchise, you’d be forgiven for accusing this boozy frathouse comedy of outright […]