Film reviews and more

Day: 7 September 2015

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DVD Review: ‘Rosewater’

★★★★☆ Jon Stewart’s assured directorial debut Rosewater (2014) is a dramatic reconstruction of the real-life arrest and detention of Iranian-Canadian filmmaker and journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia-Bernal). In 2009, Bahari was detained in solitary confinement in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison […]


DVD Review: ‘Girlhood’

★★★★☆ Céline Sciamma proves with new film Girlhood (2014) that she’s adept at crafting universally accessible coming-of-age stories. In this newest go-round, Sciamma trains her lens on the housing projects of an outlying Parisian neighbourhood. Here, the story revolves with […]


DVD Review: ‘Bait’

★☆☆☆☆ Of all its numerous misdemeanours, the most heinous that Dominic Brunt’s vile Bait (2014) commits is its attempt to convince you that it isn’t the grim, misogynistic horror that it ultimately turns out to be. Its two female protagonists, […]