DVD Review: ‘Of Horses and Men’

★★★★★ Benedikt Erlingsson’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut feature Of Horses and Men (2013) is as unique and clever as its subject – the Icelandic horse. As well as their distinctive faces, shaggy mane and tails, these small, sturdy beasts have two specific gaits – in between a trot and a Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘In Secret’

★★☆☆☆ Longing, passion and an illicit love affair should be ripe material for any romping period drama. Sadly, actor-turned-director Charlie Stratton’s adaptation of Neal Bell’s play, In Secret (2013) – which is in turn based upon Émile Zola’s 1867 novel Thérèse Raquin – is a tonally perplexing disappointment that fails Continue Reading