Film reviews and more

Day: 17 September 2013

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Last American Virgin’

★★☆☆☆ Unlike the majority of previous films to have resurfaced via the esteemed Arrow Video label, the years haven’t been particularly kind to 1982’s The Last American Virgin – a grandiose title which suggests some kind of a smutty coming-of-age […]

DVD Review: ‘Fast & Furious 6’

★★★☆☆ A bona fide box office hit (after a whopping $238 million domestic gross), Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 6 (2013) is the latest entry in the successful franchise, available now on DVD and Blu-ray. While it doesn’t quite reach […]

DVD Review: ‘Fire with Fire’

★★☆☆☆ Stunt coordinator turned director David Barrett’s debut feature Fire with Fire (2012) sees Josh Duhamel star as orphaned firefighter Jeremy Coleman and Bruce Willis ring one in as protective police officer Mike Cella. What promises to be a ‘hot’ […]

DVD Review: ‘Devoured’

★★☆☆☆ Devoured (2012), the new horror from Lemmy director Greg Olliver, has commendable aspirations of being a shocking and twisted original. However, whilst it may be bizarre, this strange outing – an official selection of Grimmfest 2012 – ultimately disappoints […]

DVD Review: ‘After Lucia’

★★★★☆ Unfathomably overlooked for UK theatrical exhibition, Mexican director Michel Franco’s Cannes 2012 hit After Lucia (Después de Lucía) finally makes its way onto DVD this week through StudioCanal. Undeniably tough, yet one of the finest films made on the […]

DVD Review: ‘The Punk Syndrome’

★★★☆☆ The language of punk can be equally as consoling as it is pugnacious. At its core, punk embraces eccentricities and shits on social inequalities. If you’re not a fan, you’re petrified of its potential to unshackle the minds of […]

DVD Review: Uwantme2killhim

★★☆☆☆ A social networking period drama (if there is such a thing), Andrew Douglas’ Uwantme2killhim? (2013) is based loosely on a true story that – due to the British legal system – has remained unpublicised for almost a decade. Utilising […]