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Day: 15 September 2014


DVD Review: ‘Frank’

★★★☆☆ After impressing both audiences and critics alike with previous feature What Richard Did (2012), a slow-burning drama that put him front and centre on the filmmaking map, Irish director Lenny Abrahamson takes a decidedly different approach for his next project, Frank (2014), a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The ‘Burbs’

★★★★☆ In director Joe Dante’s endearing 1989 horror comedy The ‘Burbs, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher, “love thy neighbour” is a term mostly adhered to by the residents of Mayfield Place. Living out a relatively peaceful existence in their quiet cul-de-sac, save for the odd lawn care disputes, the arrival of the […]


DVD Review: ‘Benny & Jolene’

★★☆☆☆ The feature debut from Welsh filmmaker Jamie Adams, Benny & Jolene (2014) – or, to give it its original title, Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie, is a diminutive and largely improvised British comedy that takes a look at the fictional uphill struggles of an amateur band desperate to make it big. […]