DVD Review: ‘Leviathan’

★★★★★ Living up to its title, there is an epic quality to Leviathan (2014), Andrey Zvyagintsev‘s tragic drama about corruption and impunity in modern Russia. Mechanic Kolya (Aleksei Serebryakov) and his second wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) are facing eviction from their home overlooking the Barents Sea in the north. It’s Continue Reading


DVD Review: ’71’

★★★★☆ There is this self-destructive fragility to the characters played by Jack O’Connell – his barbarism is measured out by his infantile anxiety. His onscreen personas epitomise society’s inability to effectively govern the disaffected. Last year, he got the chance to burrow deeper into this thematic territory in David Mackenzie’s Continue Reading