Competition: Win ‘Wadjda’ *closed*

A rebellious girl hatches a plan to get her hands on the bicycle she so dearly craves in Wadjda (2012), a heartwarming coming-of-age story and word-of-mouth hit from first-time Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour. To celebrate the home entertainment release of al-Mansour’s historic film (the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia) Continue Reading

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Competition: Win ‘Prisoners’ *closed*

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies) gripping new thriller Prisoners (2013) – starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano – arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download this coming Monday (3 February) courtesy of UK distributors Entertainment One. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Villeneuve’s latest labyrinthine drama, we’re delighted Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘That Awkward Moment’

★★☆☆☆ On paper, That Awkward Moment (2014) was an appealing proposition; a rom-com told from the male perspective with talented up-and-coming actors in the lead roles. So it’s unfortunate that Tom Gormican’s debut feature, which might have offered a refreshingly astute perspective on young relationships, makes for a largely forgettable Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘I, Frankenstein’

★★☆☆☆ Unless you’re a fan of the original source material on which a film adaptation is based, you’ll likely derive more pleasure from the viewing experience if you go in knowing nothing about it beforehand. This is certainly the case with Stuart Beattie’s action fantasy I, Frankenstein (2014), starring Aaron Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘The Selfish Giant’

★★★★☆ After making a distinguished filmmaking debut with the widely acclaimed The Arbor (2010) – a documentary hybrid portraying the late, Bradford-born playwright Andrea Dunbar, British director Clio Barnard returns with her sophomore feature The Selfish Giant (2013), a fictional work inspired by the Oscar Wilde tale of the same Continue Reading