Film reviews and more

Day: 23 March 2015

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Other’

★★☆☆☆ Identical twins are a staple of the horror genre pantry, a corporeal conduit in which to explore the dichotomy between good and evil. Frequently presenting an image of innocence alongside a capricious, often deadly parallel, […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Network’

★★★★★ “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” So screams deranged anchorman Howard Beale. However, it’s a different kind of rage which infuses Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976) – a crystalline, […]

DVD Review: ‘La Maison de la Radio’

★★☆☆☆ Nicolas Philibert is best known for his endearing and award-winning documentary about a rural community school, Etre et Avoir (2002). His latest, Maison de la Radio (2013), shares a certain sense of parochial charm with […]

DVD Review: The Homesman

★★★★☆ The Homesman (2014) is a rare and genuine entry into the Western film canon. It’s lyrical. It’s heartfelt. It’s gruesome. Most importantly, it endows humanity to its cast of characters who are found bearing the […]

DVD Review: ‘Attila Marcel’

★★☆☆☆ Sylvain Chomet’s feature-length foray into live action, Attila Marcel (2013) sees him making stylistic nods to the auteurs of his homeland – think Tati, Jeunet and Gondry – while maintaining his own sense of whimsical […]