Film reviews and more

Day: 6 January 2014

DVD Review: ‘What Maisie Knew’

★★★☆☆ An adaptation of Henry James’ bestselling 1897 novel – uprooted to modern New York – Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s What Maisie Knew (2012) is a poignant tale of the gruelling pangs of divorce and […]

DVD Review: ‘Upstream Colour’

★★★★★ Shane Carruth’s second feature, Upstream Colour (2013), following an almost decade-long gap since his debut, the enigmatic time-travel film Primer (2004), is a film that is difficult to adequately describe in the language normally used […]

DVD Review: ‘The Taste of Money’

★★☆☆☆ No stranger to tales of domestic intrigue, South Korean director Im Sang-soo follows up 2010’s well-received The Housemaid with the not-so-well-received The Taste of Money (2012), an “erotic thriller” neither erotic nor thrilling. A soapy […]

DVD Review: ‘Frances Ha’

★★★★☆ Dancing its way into a multitude of top ten lists at the end of last year came Noah Baumbach’s monochrome marvel Frances Ha (2012), which arrives this week on DVD and Blu-ray. Baumbach had previously […]