Film reviews and more

Day: 16 March 2015

DVD Review: ‘Starry Eyes’

★★★★☆ “She had to leave / Los Angeles.” These words on American punk rock band X’s bleak, rampaging debut LP captured a moment in the counter-culture. The early 1980s marked a shift from the sun-baked, cocaine glamour of the Laurel […]

DVD Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

★★★☆☆ “If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.” Sun Tzu may not have been talking about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) but these words in The Art of War provide a neat critique of […]

DVD Review: ‘Horns’

★★☆☆☆ Combing a nostalgic yet bittersweet longing for childhood innocence with a devilish plunge into the deepest recesses of human depravity, Alexandre Aja’s Horns (2014) is truly a Frankenstein’s monster of a movie. A smorgasbord of genre tropes, welded together […]