Film reviews and more

Day: 4 February 2014


DVD Review: ‘Wadjda’

★★★★★ Unjustly shut out of the Best Foreign Language Film category at this year’s Academy Awards, Wadjda (2012) is a perfect example of a film that is never eclipsed – but certainly augmented – by its remarkable context. Emanating from a Middle Eastern country that outlaws cinema and where women are denied certain […]


DVD Review: ‘Prisoners’

★★☆☆☆ Following the success of his acclaimed Middle Eastern mystery Incendies (2011), Canadian director Denis Villeneuve returns with great promise, an A-list cast and a script from Contraband (2012) scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Films about child abduction are as a rule, a tricky affair that deal with an inexplicable well of emotions, so far […]


DVD Review: ‘Prince Avalanche’

★★★☆☆ David Gordon Green returned to his indie roots last year with Prince Avalanche (2013) following a handful of Hollywood comedies. Based on Either Way (2011), an Icelandic film by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, it marks a significant departure in both style and substance from the likes of Pineapple Express (2008). Alvin (Paul Rudd) […]