Film reviews and more

Day: 10 September 2013

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Sweet Hereafter’

★★★★☆ Throughout his early career, Canadian independent filmmaker Atom Egoyan repeatedly zeroed in on the effects of loss upon those left behind. This theme received its most pronounced treatment in his most critically heralded piece, The […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Plein Soleil’

★★★☆☆ Long before Matt Damon and Jude Law drenched their golden locks in the sun of southern Italy in the late Anthony Minghella’s superb The Talented Mr Ripley (1999), René Clément – who can be placed […]

DVD Review: ‘Cherry’

★☆☆☆☆ The ignominious face of pornography has slowly become a multi-billion dollar commodity, constructing an image of collective tolerance that undermines the social perception of achieved gender equality. In Stephen Elliott’s Cherry (2012), the seedy underbelly […]

DVD Review: ‘The Body’

★★★☆☆ Spanish horror The Body (2012) is the entertaining directorial debut from Oriol Paulo, the scribe behind 2010’s Julia’s Eyes. Opening on a stormy night, we see the white-eyed security guard of a morgue fleeing for […]