Blu-ray Review: ‘Swallows and Amazons’

★★★★☆ It’s the ideal time for the rerelease of Bafta-nominated director Claude Whatham’s Swallows and Amazons (1974) – the cinematic retelling of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s adventure story. Not only is the film celebrating its 40th anniversary, but it’s also the perfect celebration of those long summer holidays which seemingly Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Pioneer’

★★☆☆☆ It’s not very often that a foreign-language original leaves you hankering for its already-announced US remake. This, sadly, is the case with Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg’s surprisingly frothy fourth feature Pioneer (2013). Whilst substantially glossier than his most famous directorial offering to date – the pre-Nolan Insomnia (1997) – Continue Reading