Film reviews and more

Month: August 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]