Film reviews and more

Day: 10 November 2014


DVD Review: ‘Finding Vivian Maier’

★★★☆☆ Vivian Maier was a ghost, a recluse, an enigma, a mystery, and quite possibly one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century. And, in truth, despite the intentions of John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, she is no closer to being found than she ever was. Maloof and Siskel’s documentary Finding […]


DVD Review: ‘Cathedrals of Culture’

★★★☆☆ When six world renowned filmmakers – including Robert Redford and the late Austrian director Michael Glawogger – were asked to make short films for a television series about pioneering buildings of cultural influence, the results were never going to be boring. Cathedrals of Culture’s (2014) six 30-minute segments – gathered here as […]


DVD Review: ‘Begin Again’

★★☆☆☆ Has modern commercial pop stripped music of its capacity to inspire individuality or can, given the appropriate ingredients, a song tap into the transformative qualities of the art form and truly save your life? Such questions are posed in Begin Again (2013), the latest feature from John Carney, who here transcends his […]