Film reviews and more

Day: 8 July 2014

DVD Review: ‘The Sacrament’

★★★★☆ Ti West is undoubtedly one of the most exciting directors of the American horror new wave. He works intuitively, re-thinking the rules of horror movies within established generic boundaries. While he may be known for […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins’

★★☆☆☆ For every Hollywood franchise to complete the victory lap, there are those unfortunate ventures which fall at the first hurdle. The latter was definitely the case with 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begin, which is […]

DVD Review: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

★★★★☆ Moonrise Kingdom (2013) was the final nail in the coffin for Wes Anderson’s detractors, with many calling for a moratorium on the director’s wilfully idiosyncratic sensibilities. Whilst The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is unlikely to […]

DVD Review: ‘The Book Thief’

★★☆☆☆ Following the global success of Julian Fellowes’ hit British television series, Downton Abbey director Brian Percival now casts his eye over Nazi Germany with an adaptation of Markus Zusak’s critically-lauded novel The Book Thief (2013). The […]