Film reviews and more

Day: 3 December 2013

Blu-ray Review: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

★★★★★ The first three action-packed escapades of everyone’s favourite teacher turned archaeologist are now available as separate entities on Blu-ray (mercifully, the fourth instalment is absent). Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), the first in the […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

★★★★☆ The last of nine home cinema titles released by the BFI as part of their ongoing Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film season, Rupert Julian’s 1925 production of French novelist Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of […]

DVD Review: ‘Only God Forgives’

★★★★☆ Met with an equal mix of derision and praise upon its cinema release, Only God Forgives (2013) is certainly one of the most divisive films of the year. While it may not have that automatic […]

DVD Review: ‘Love Tomorrow’

★★☆☆☆ British director Christopher Payne has spent over a decade honing his filmmaking skills since the release of his feature debut, The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand (2000). He now returns with new offering Love Tomorrow (2012), […]

DVD Review: ‘Looking for Hortense’

★☆☆☆☆ Kristin Scott Thomas stars alongside Jean-Pierre Bacri in director Pascal Bonitzer’s Looking for Hortense (2012), a diminutive and largely atonal French comedy of manners that sets about weaving issues of immigration and nationality into its […]