Film reviews and more

Day: 24 September 2013

DVD Review: ‘CFF: Scary Stories’

★★★☆☆ Ahead of Halloween, this week the BFI rerelease three spooky stories for children from legendary British production company The Children’s Film Foundation. The Man from Nowhere (1976) is a Victorian age tale focusing on orphan […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Sleepwalker’

★★☆☆☆ Every now and then you suspect that a film gains cult status simply because it’s seldom been seen. Take for instance Saxon Logan’s Sleepwalker (1984). So few people have sampled this bizarre horror-thriller since its […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘A Time to Love and a Time to Die’

★★★★☆ The latest work from German auteur Douglas Sirk to get the Masters of Cinema treatment (following the rerelease of The Tarnished Angels earlier this month), 1958’s A Time to Love and a Time to Die […]

DVD Review: ‘Shun Li and the Poet’

★★★★☆ Italian documentarian Andrea Segre’s debut feature about the exploitation of immigrant workers in his native country, Shun Li and the Poet (2011), packs an undeniably powerful punch. A young, unmarried Chinese woman, Shun Li (Tao […]

DVD Review: ‘Populaire’

★★★★☆ Régis Roinsard scores a palpable hit with debut feature Populaire (2012), a romantic comedy about speed-typing, starring Déborah Francois, Romain Duris and The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo. Set in France at the tail end of the […]