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Month: August 2015

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DVD Review: ‘Iris’

★★★★☆ Having featured in a variety of documentaries that explore the fashion scene in and around New York City, the unique and irrepressible fashionista Iris Apfel now takes centre stage in one of her very own. The final feature from […]

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DVD Review: ‘A Little Chaos’

★★☆☆☆ Alan Rickman’s second stint as director yields mixed results wrapped up in a stylish French bow, A Little Chaos (2014). It’s a beautiful effort but completely sophomoric in all its trappings. There is something inherently off-kilter while watching, the […]

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Film Review: ‘The Wolfpack’

★★★★☆ This Sundance award-winning documentary recalls English poet Philip Larkin’s This Be the Verse: “They fuck you up, your mum and dad…” Then again, Larkin probably didn’t have parents as paranoid as Oscar Angulo who, with ex-hippie Susanne, raised their […]

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Film Review: ‘Gemma Bovery’

★★☆☆☆ “A boring woman sick of her boring life is not boring,” claims Martin (Fabrice Luhini), the nosey French neighbour of Gemma Arterton’s titular Gemma Bovery (2014). He’s the narrator of this strangely quaint adaptation of Posy Simmons’s graphic novel […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Knick’

★★★★☆ Adding fuel to the long-running argument that quality television is overtaking and even overriding the contemporary cinematic landscape is The Knick (2014), whose first season establishes itself as the kind of expansive serial storytelling the likes of which, indeed, […]