DVD Review: ‘Transcendence’

★★☆☆☆ From former Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister and packing an all-star cast, there were plenty of reasons to be excited about Transcendence (2014). Sadly, the end result is a disappointing mess of a movie which fails to deliver on its strong premise. Transcendence follows Will Caster (Johnny Depp), one Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Locke’

★★★★☆ A man drives alone in a car with a telephone. At first glance there’s deceptively little to Locke (2013), the sophomore feature from director Steven Knight. We’re with Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) on the night before he’s due to oversee the concrete pour of a massive new construction site. Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘The Informant’

★★☆☆☆ Gibraltar’s contentious political situation might well be the basis for something darker in Julien Leclercq’s The Informant (2013), an atmospheric if melodramatic French crime thriller from A Prophet (2009) scribe Abdel Raouf Dafri. Only 10% of drug trafficking is supposedly detected in the territory, one of tension between not Continue Reading