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Day: 30 June 2014

DVD Review: ‘The Guillotines’

★★☆☆☆ From Andrew Lau, the renowned director of Infernal Affairs (2002), comes The Guillotines (2012), an erratic wuxia epic that struggles to conjoin the steampunk weapon-play of its elaborate and explosive overture, with the theatrically tedious staging of the historical […]

DVD Review: ‘For Elisa’

★★☆☆☆ If your definition of a good horror film is one that both sickens and nauseates in equal measure, then Juanra Fernández’s debut feature and 2013 FrightFest select For Elisa (Para Elisa in the original Spanish) is for you. If, […]

DVD Review: ‘Flu’

★★★☆☆ It’s hard to describe Kim Sung-su’s epidemic thriller – out now on DVD here in the UK – without mentioning other well-known entries in the sub-genre. Outbreak (1995) and Steven Soderbergh’s skin-crawling Contagion (2011) are obvious touchstones for this […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Alain Robbe-Grillet: Six Films 1963-1974’

★★★★☆ The key scene in Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s cherished cinematic collaboration Last Year at Marienbad (1961) which was cut from the script was one of sexual violence, leaving the film with a lurking possibility of menace but nothing […]