Film reviews and more

Day: 3 June 2014

DVD Review: ‘True Blood: Season 6’

★★★★☆ True Blood first burst onto our screens in 2008, attracting a legion of bloodthirsty vampire fans and curious readers of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels on which it was based. As the seasons progressed, however, […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Re-Animator’

★★★★☆ A perfect antidote to the weighty, sociopolitically savvy undead allegories of George A. Romero, Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator (1985) receives a welcome Blu-ray release this week in all its unrated glory. That’s not to say that […]

DVD Review: ‘Out of the Furnace’

★★★★☆ For Crazy Heart (2009), director Scott Cooper immersed himself the Americana of the country music scene, and with the aide of T Bone Burnett crafted a sincere and hopeful portrait of a man wrestling with […]

DVD Review: ‘Jobs’

★★☆☆☆ There’s more than a hint of hagiography in Joshua Michael Stern’s tick-box biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, out now in the UK on both DVD and VOD. On paper at least, the late Jobs […]