Film reviews and more

Day: 2 June 2014

DVD Review: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

★★☆☆☆ We may now be experiencing the zenith of a vaunted McConnaisance, but even Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar-winning physical transformation can’t distract from the cynical aspirations of director Jean-Marc Vallée’s middling, muddled Dallas Buyers Club (2013). Based […]

DVD Review: ‘The Armstrong Lie’

★★★☆☆ An investigation into the doping scandal that pushed American cyclist Lance Armstrong back into the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons, Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie (2013) manages to uncover a veritable peloton of […]

DVD Review: ‘8 Minutes Idle’

★★☆☆☆ The latest offering to emerge from Bristol’s iFeatures micro-budget funding scheme, which also saw Polish-born director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz’s impressive Flying Blind (2012) secure a UK theatrical release last year, Mark Simon Hewis’ debut feature 8 […]