Film reviews and more

Month: January 2015

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 […]

Film Review: ‘Wild’

★★☆☆☆ After the Oscar success of last year’s Dallas Buyers Club (2013), where both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto walked away with awards, Jean-Marc Vallée returns with Wild (2014), an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s account of her treacherous, life-affirming hike along […]

DVD Review: ‘Lucy’

★★★★☆ In recent years, Luc Besson has become most recognisable for churning out a raft of money-spinning but largely forgettable euro-flavoured actioners from his EuropaCorp studio. That has been to the detriment of his own directorial output (which has become […]

DVD Review: ‘Dinosaur 13’

★★★☆☆ This is long-toothed storytelling. Much like the bygone fossil at the centre of Dinosaur 13 (2014), director Todd Miller allows this semi-stirring documentary to deteriorate far too quickly. With all the courtroom complexities of Citizen Kane (1941) knotted with […]