Film reviews and more

Day: 10 March 2014

DVD Review: ‘In Fear’

★★★★☆ Over the years, four-wheeled vehicles have proved themselves as worthy settings for tense thrillers, Spielberg’s Duel (1971) and Tarantino’s Death Proof (2007) being two of the most successful examples. With In Fear (2013), Sherlock scribe Jeremy […]

DVD Review: ‘Ender’s Game’

★★★☆☆ Orson Scott Card’s revered sci-fi novel Ender’s Game spent years in development limbo, directors and stars coming and going before South African writer and director Gavin Hood got behind the reins to bring it to […]

DVD Review: ‘Drinking Buddies’

★★☆☆☆ The American mumblecore movement has found itself at a crossroads of late it would seem, ironically caught in its own adolescent identity crisis. Whilst many of its alumni such as the Duplass brothers and Lynn […]

DVD Review: ‘Age of Uprising’

★★☆☆☆ Following the runaway success of Danish director Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair (2012) a couple of years back, another period European drama of revolt and revenge starring the magnetic Mads Mikkelsen would undoubtedly have seemed like […]