DVD Review: ‘Heli’

★★★☆☆ The third film from Mexican director Amat Escalante (Los Bastardos, Sangre), Heli (2013) could perhaps be accused of following the shoulder-shrug school of social commentary. An at times almost-unspeakably brutal portrayal of one young family caught up in a cocaine deal gone wrong, Escalante’s Cannes prize-winner offers little respite Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘The Changes’

★★☆☆☆ The BFI’s admirable commitment to preserving classic items from the British film and television industry’s past brings this DVD release of The Changes, a TV serial from 1975. Based on a series of books by Peter Dickinson, adapted by Anna Home and directed by John Prowse, The Changes explores Continue Reading