Film reviews and more

Day: 11 November 2013

DVD Review: ‘Mystery’

★★★☆☆ China’s enfant terrible Lou Ye returns after a five-year government ban on filmmaking with Mystery (2012), a rain-soaked melodrama set against the disconsolate mist of Wuhan’s impetuously erected industrial landscape. Opening with an explosive car crash, Ye’s latest is […]

DVD Review: ‘Foxfire’

★★☆☆☆ The second adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ cult 1993 novel Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (the first starred a young Angelina Jolie), this time from Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet (The Class), returns the tale of a proto-feminist […]

DVD Review: ‘Easy Money’

★★★☆☆ It’s not very often that you see a new UK release that’s already had a sequel made and circulated in its native country. Knowing that this is part one does cause concern that it will have an open-ended finale, […]

DVD Review: ‘Buck’

★★★★☆ Cindy Meehl’s poignant portrait of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, the subject of author Nicholas Evans’ bestselling novel and the 1998 Robert Redford Hollywood movie, wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2011 and is rereleased on DVD […]