Film reviews and more

Day: 14 March 2016

#Adam Lowes

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, to equally stunning effect. Perhaps given the ostensibly […]

#Ben Nicholson

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 Two Women, for which Sophia Loren won her […]


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 and undoubtedly the most beautiful, with cinematographer Katsumi […]

#John Bleasdale

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 further metaphysical twist: “Are we even alive?” Hédi […]