DVD Review: Stuff and Dough

★★★★☆ Cristi Puiu’s Un Certain Regard-winning sophomore feature The Death of Mr Lazarescu was the film that catapulted what has come to be known as the Romanian New Wave into the international spotlight in 2005. However, the movement – which has introduced the likes of Cristian Mungiu, Radu Muntean, Calin Continue Reading

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DVD Review: Pandemic

★★☆☆☆ While there’s nothing especially wrong with videogame-inspired zombie flick Pandemic, there’s not much that this rote genre entry gets especially right, either. In 2016, there’s no shortage of zombie films. Nor is there a dearth of found footage movies, and with this year’s releases of Hardcore Henry, Warcraft and Continue Reading

DVD Review: Bobby

★★★☆☆ It would take a very hard-hearted soul not to well up a little upon seeing stalwart football commentator Jonathan Pearce recount, with tears in his eyes and half-time orange-sized lump in his throat, the last words he ever exchanged with the late, great Bobby Moore. Fans across the country Continue Reading

DVD Review: Blood Bath

★★★☆☆ 1966 vampire film Blood Bath surely has one of the most convoluted production histories in cinema. Produced by the king of schlock himself, Roger Corman, the film started life in 1963 as Operation: Titian, a dull-as-dishwater crime thriller about the theft of a priceless painting in Dubrovnik. Corman was Continue Reading

Film Review: Money Monster

★☆☆☆☆ Jodie Foster has done her ongoing directorial career no favours with her latest endeavour, Money Monster. It’s impossible to fathom how and why this embarrassingly predictable, poorly performed, woefully scripted, pedestrian thriller received a standing ovation upon its premiere out-of-competition at Cannes. Rising to applaud purely because Julia Roberts and Continue Reading