Film reviews and more

Day: 13 January 2014

DVD Review: ‘Museum Hours’

★★★★☆ A beautifully observant, heartwarming and compassionate film, Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours (2012) was one of last year’s quiet revelations. After a youth spent travelling with rock bands across Europe, Johann (played by the reserved yet […]

DVD Review: ‘Kelly + Victor’

★★★★☆ Love hurts in more ways than one in Kieran Evans’ Kelly + Victor (2012), an impressive low-budget UK indie which, despite a couple of narrative missteps, still manages to be an absorbing and passionate look at […]

DVD Review: ‘InRealLife’

★★★☆☆ Beeban Kidron’s topical documentary InRealLife (2013), newly available on DVD this week, tackles the complexities of the internet from many a disturbing angle. The director exercises her skill as a documentarian, with the many teenagers […]

DVD Review: ‘The Great Beauty’

★★★★☆ Italy’s ‘Eternal City’ has long found itself the focus of cinema’s expressive lens, with Rome often proving the life-blood of films set there by masters including Rossellini, De Sica and Fellini. New to DVD and […]

DVD Review: ‘The Frozen Ground’

★★☆☆☆ Based on the grisly case of serial killer Robert Hansen, Nicolas Cage and John Cusack star in Scott Walker’s functional yet largely forgettable thriller The Frozen Ground (2013). State trooper Jack Halcombe (Cage) is two […]