Film reviews and more

Day: 17 June 2014

Film Review: ‘Jersey Boys’

★★☆☆☆ Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, in the racier hands of a David O. Russell or Martin Scorsese, Jersey Boys (2014) could have been a real smash hit. Unfortunately, Clint Eastwood was the mismatched director […]

Film Review: ‘Chinese Puzzle’

★★★★☆ Cédric Klapisch’s lively romantic comedy, starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou, is the final chapter in his ‘Spanish Apartment Trilogy’ which began with the titular The Spanish Apartment (2002). As the name suggests, Chinese Puzzle […]

Film Review: ‘Bright Days Ahead’

★★★☆☆ Written and directed by Marion Vernoux, making her return to the big-screen after a decade-long hiatus, Bright Days Ahead (2013) is an observant look at the simultaneous pangs and various liberties of ageing, detailing the […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Porky’s’

★★★★☆ The Star Wars of smut-tinged coming-of-age comedies, Bob Clark’s Porky’s finally gets a new high-definition lease of life this week courtesy of cult connoisseurs Arrow Video. Unlike The Last American Virgin, another recent acquisition of […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Nashville’

★★★★★ “This ain’t Dallas, this is Nashville…sing!” This line, spoken after a key event at the end of Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975) is the moment that the real America comes to bear down on this myopic […]