Film reviews and more

Day: 14 March 2016

DVD Review: Waking Life

★★★★★ Richard Linklater may have received the best notices of his career for Boyhood (and rightly so) but it’s easy to forget previous to that film, he’d played around with the elasticity of storytelling in film, […]

DVD Review: Rocco and His Brothers

★★★★☆ 1960 was a memorable year for Italian cinema. It saw the releases of several major films: Federico Fellini’s legendary La Dolce Vita; the first instalment of Michelangelo Antonioni’s trilogy of decadence, L’Avventura; Vittorio de Sica’s […]

DVD Review: Dolls

★★★★☆ After Hana-Bi and Kikujiro, Dolls is the third and final Blu-ray release from Third Window films in their collection of films by Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano. Dolls is arguably the strangest of the three films […]

DVD Review: The Beat That My Heart Skipped

★★★★☆ Ostensibly a remake of James Toback’s 1978 film Fingers, The Beat That My Heart Skipped sees an electric Romain Duris fill Harvey Keitel’s boots as livewire musician and borderline crook, Thomas Seyr. The fourth feature […]

DVD Review: Autumn Almanac

★★★☆☆ “Who are we living with? What kind of people?” asks a character in the midst of Bela Tarr’s 1984 feature Autumn Almanac, but this being Bela Tarr the complaint of awkward cohabitation takes on a […]