Blu-ray Review: ‘Shoah’

★★★★★ Claude Lanzmann’s monumental Holocaust documentary Shoah (1985) took 12 years to make. Compiling over 350 hours of footage, including interviews with individuals in 14 countries, the final cut – released anew on Blu-ray for Eureka’s Masters of Cinema Collection – clocks in at over 9 hours. It’s fascinating how Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘The Equalizer’

★★★☆☆ Despite The Equalizer (2014) reuniting director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington, Richard Wenk’s lacklustre script – based on the 80s TV show – prompts little more than a disappointingly predictable display of bloodthirsty wrath and vengeance. In a disservice to the actor’s gift for psychological complexity, Washington’s usual Continue Reading