Film reviews and more

Day: 18 March 2014

Special Feature: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014

Now in its 18th year, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs from 18-28 March 2014 with a programme of twenty award-winning documentary and feature films screening at the Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Ritzy Brixton and […]

DVD Review: ‘The Lady Assassin’

★★★☆☆ Martial arts cinema never fails to surprise. Take, for instance, the visually stunning, high-kicking Vietnamese period adventure The Lady Assassin (2013). In this garish, cartoon-esque adventure – starring Kim Dzung, Tang Thanh Ha, Thanh Hang, […]

DVD Review: ‘Journal de France’

★★★☆☆ “Taking photographs with a view camera is a world apart,” explains celebrated Gallic photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon as he clicks his shutter. It’s through this deliberate medium that he has chosen to capture a […]

DVD Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

★★★☆☆ Piggybacking on the phenomenal popularity of young adult fiction adaptations like the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, Gary Ross’ revision of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games yielded strong praise from critics with equally impressive box […]