DVD Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

★★★★☆ Bryan Singer’s freshest contribution to the X-Men canon proves to be his most ambitious and complicated to date. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) brings together the stellar ensembles of both X-Men (2000) and X-Men: First Class (2011) for a film that completely rewrites the direction of the franchise. Continue Reading


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 bracing – Continue Reading