Film reviews and more

Day: 26 August 2014

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 […]

DVD Review: ‘Tom at the Farm’

★★★★☆ Prodigious Canadian writer and director Xavier Dolan’s fifth feature, Mommy (2014), took home a Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Before Mommy comes to UK cinemas next year, Dolan’s fourth film, Tom at […]

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 […]

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% […]