Film reviews and more

Day: 11 November 2014

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DVD Review: ‘Tammy’

★★★☆☆ Melissa McCarthy is the leading lady cinema needs, but she’s not necessary the one it wants. Co-written by McCarthy and her director husband Ben Falcone, Tammy (2014) is a Hollywood road movie for the neglected women of cinema. McCarthy plays the titular Tammy, a churlish underdog who’s […]


DVD Review: ‘Romance’

★★★★☆ While Catherine Breillat’s excellent latest film The Abuse of Weakness (2013) continues to languish in UK distribution limbo, it’s a great pleasure to see a reissue of Romance (1999), her highly controversial treatise on female sexuality. It is the perfect summation of her cinema; explicit, ruminative and […]