Film reviews and more

Day: 14 July 2014

#Daniel Green #Reviews

DVD Review: ‘The Lunchbox’

★★★☆☆ A nostalgic throwback to the Satyajit Ray heyday of Indian arthouse – though admittedly lacking much of Ray’s sociopolitical spice – Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (2013) blends teasing comic romance with a not-unrealistic portrait of modern Mumbai. Irrfan Khan warms the cockles as the retiring (in every […]

#Patrick Gamble #Reviews

DVD Review: ‘In Bloom’

★★★★☆ Based on her own experiences growing up in Georgia, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’ In Bloom (2013) uses adolescence as the conduit in which to explore the confused identity of a country in transition. Perceptive and deftly handled, In Bloom transcends the usual coming of age clichés […]


Blu-ray Review: ‘Harold & Maude’

★★★☆☆ As artistic styles develop and audience sensibilities change, it’s inevitable that certain causes célèbres will lose a certain sense of purpose as the years go by. And yet, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude remains as strange a proposition in 2014 as it must have in 1971. Ashby’s […]


Blu-ray Review: ‘The Driver’

★★★★★ The B-movie form begins and ends with Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978). It’s the blueprint genre picture; a year zero for the modern cult canon. When the French Nouvelle Vague repurposed the American genres of the thirties and forties for the intellectual classes of the Parisian sixties, […]