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 his signature slow-burns, the label is actually emblematic of his broader working […]

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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 film opens to a plummy Roger Allam voiceover as Death, informing us […]