Film reviews and more

Day: 9 September 2014

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Walerian Borowczyk Collection’

★★★★☆ “A genius who also happened to be a pornographer,” is the trademark denomination for Walerian Borowczyk. His infinite compulsion for sex and the dissection of human fetishes was as compelling as it was contrived. Ultimately, […]

DVD Review: ‘The Truth About Emanuel’

★★☆☆☆ First unleashed on the festival circuit almost two years ago, it’s taken Francesca Gregorini’s The Truth About Emanuel (2013) a while to find its way to UK audiences, even now in its DTV form. Emanuel […]

DVD Review: ‘A Thousand Times Goodnight’

★★★☆☆ Erik Poppe’s globetrotting drama A Thousand Times Goodnight (2013) opens to an extraordinarily tense scene. War photographer Rebecca (French star Juliette Binoche) stands at a graveside in Kabul; women clad in black wail at the […]

DVD Review: ‘Blue Ruin’

★★★★☆ A quiet revelation at Cannes last year, Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin (2013) is a stripped-back revenge thriller that cruises down the central reservation of the genre, veering wildly between tense thrills and a series of […]

DVD Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

★★☆☆☆ Nicholas Stoller’s 2014 US comedy Bad Neighbours is a tired and contrived effort which once again posits Rogen as an adult fighting with his adolescent urges (a character trait which first emerged seven years back […]

DVD Review: ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’

★★☆☆☆ In the wake of Academy Award-winning American actor Robin Williams’ tragic and untimely death last month, it was arguably the work outside of his zany and larger-than-life persona that fans responded to most whilst playing […]