Interview: Slavoj Žižek, ‘The Pervert’s Guide’

“What is this? Is that what I think it is?” Slavoj Žižek husks while approaching a monochrome gadget in the corner of the room. He stares at the object before jumping back aghast. It’s a premium lager tap system. Clearly ruffled by its presence, the Slovene philosopher launches into a Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Epic’

★★★☆☆ Featuring diminutive heroes wrapped up in a big adventure, Chris Wedge’s Epic (2013) offers old-fashioned, if baggy, family fun. Based on the children’s novel by William Joyce, Wedge blends elements of Bill Kroyer’s eco-adventure Fern Gully (1992) with that of Joe Johnston’s family classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Deadfall’

★★★☆☆ Having picked up the 2008 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with The Counterfeiters, Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky now makes his English-language debut with Deadfall (2012). Penned by screenwriter Zach Dean, this neo-noir thriller heads onto DVD and Blu-ray under the radar, despite its star-studded cast. Eric Bana and Olivia Continue Reading