Film reviews and more

Day: 28 April 2014

DVD Review: ‘Big Bad Wolves’

★★☆☆☆ Quentin Tarantino last year lauded Big Bad Wolves (2013), the second feature from Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (following on from their well-received 2010 debut, Rabies), as his favourite film of 2013 and it’s easy to see […]

DVD Review: ‘Bastards’

★★★★☆ A nihilistic examination of how patriarchy is fundamental to social oppression through the interrogation of defined gender roles, Claire Denis’ Bastards (2013) is a post-modern film noir that feels like observing the world through two black eyes. Paris has […]

DVD Review: ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’

★★★★☆ In the summer of 2004, a pair of American comedies arrived at the box office within just two weeks of each other. The first was Dodgeball, which starred the Saturday Night Live giants of the day and quickly became […]

DVD Review: ‘All Is Lost’

★★★★★ Drifting away from his dialogue-heavy and tightly-wound financial crisis drama debut Margin Call (2011), J.C. Chandor’s sophomore directorial feature All Is Lost (2013) is a stripped down and incredibly gripping story of one man’s struggle for survival after his […]