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Day: 21 January 2014


DVD Review: ‘In a World’

★★☆☆☆ Joining the contemporary collective of female filmmakers laying in the wake of the multi-hyphenate works of Lena Dunham, American actress Lake Bell makes her directorial debut with In a World (2013), a project she also writes and stars in. Always the ditsy foil or sidelined supporting foil […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Computer Chess’

★★★★☆ An alumni of the mumblecore school for young American filmmakers, Andrew Bujalski is generally regarded as having made the first ‘official’ film of this demonstrably divisive sub-genre with Funny Ha Ha (2002). His fourth feature, Computer Chess (2013), successfully utilises this minimal and heavily naturalistic approach to […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Colony’

★★☆☆☆ Jeff Renfroe’s The Colony (2013) paints a bleak picture of humanity’s future; a post-apocalyptic world where climate change has left the Earth shrouded in a permanent deluge of ice and snow. Starring Kevin Zegers and nineties action movie luminaries Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton, what at first […]