DVD Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

★★★☆☆ Thirteen years on from the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson completes his journey through Middle Earth with action-packed and satisfying finale, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Proceedings open in the depths of night in Lake Town in the midst of chaos; Continue Reading


Blu-ray Review: ‘Coffy’

★★★☆☆ As composer Roy Ayers’ silky lounge-jazz score comes in during the credits and that era-specific funky typeface fills the screen, you’re more than aware of what’s in store for you with 1973’s Coffy. This is a blaxploitation offering with all the wonderful chintzy seventies trappings, lashing of scuzzy violence Continue Reading