Competition: Win ‘The Patience Stone’ *closed*

Based on the bestselling novel by Afghan-born Atiq Rahimi and co-adapted for the screen by the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière,The Patience Stone (2012) is a bold, powerful and ultimately uplifting story of one woman’s resolve to break free from silence and years of oppression. To celebrate the DVD release of The Patience Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Funny Face’

★★★★★ Stanley Donen’s Funny Face (1957), like the industry it so wittily satirises, is beguiling, effortlessly stylish and always in vogue. This evergreen classic receives a timely rerelease from Park Circus this week, coinciding conveniently with the bi-annual fashion circus currently making its way around the clothing capitals of the world. Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘As the Palaces Burn’

★★★★☆ Metal’s reputation has tolerated the most unfounded social clichés. Hackneyed variations of ink-coated sweat-riddled aggressors lacking in any emotion other than sightless rage. However, an ongoing throng of documentaries – including Don Argott’s As the Palaces Burn (2014) – have sought to disassemble this prescribed pigeonholing by pinpointing metal’s Continue Reading

Blu-ray Review: ‘Roma’

★★★★☆ A landmark work in the lexicon of 1970s art film, Federico Fellini’s highly venerated opus Roma (1972) arrives in a pristine restoration as part of Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series, giving it the Blu-ray treatment it deserves. Coming after perhaps his most notable works La Dolce Vita (1960) and Continue Reading

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Killers’

★★★★☆ Don Siegel was one of the key directors in the undervalued period of American cinema that took place just before the New Hollywood palette cleanser. His 1964 effort The Killers is pure pulp bliss; a testosterone-driven comic book noir that simmers with violent intent. It’s the second Hollywood adaptation Continue Reading