Film reviews and more

Day: 19 January 2015


DVD Review: ‘Very Good Girls’

★★☆☆☆ Very Good Girls (2014) has all the trappings of an indie coming-of-age story: a hip soundtrack commandeered by musician Jenny Lewis; fresh-faced and innocent actresses; dreamy cinematography; just a dash of drama to appropriately weight the plot. This is all well and good but in a sea […]


DVD Review: ‘Obvious Child’

★★★★☆ If mainstream entertainment like HBO’s Girls and Frances Ha (2013) have done anything, they‘ve elevated the platforms for women in the entertainment industry to share their views and opinions and explore issues and debates within modern feminine society. Following suit is Gillian Robespierre’s debut feature Obvious Child […]


Blu-ray Review: ‘Metropolis’

★★★★★ During the making of Metropolis (1927) Germany was caught in a tundra of political restructure and cinematic prosperity. Beneath the cindered waste cast aside by the First World War was a fatherland set for reform by the Weimar Republic and a film industry set to take the […]


DVD Review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

★★★☆☆ In the wake of terrorism, governments have been left to wonder how they missed crucial signs, what preventative measures need to be taken and what can effectively stamp out the destructive actions of a few. A Most Wanted Man (2014) is set in a post-9/11 Hamburg, Germany: […]