Film reviews and more

Day: 9 May 2016

3 minute read
#Jamie Neish

DVD Review: Room

★★★★☆ Winner of the Audience Award at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and based on Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel of the same name, Room centres its attention on a complex, realistic mother and child relationship; its various ups and downs […]

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DVD Review: Janis: Little Girl Blue

★★★☆☆ “Take another little piece of my heart,” Janis Joplin famously wails in Piece of My Heart. In Janis: Little Girl Blue, Amy Berg has lovingly reassembled those pieces, seemingly scattered over the most musically-critical decade in our recent history, […]

5 minute read
#Ben Nicholson

DVD Review: The Hateful Eight

★★★☆☆  Even at the best of times it’s impossible to entirely untangle the work of Quentin Tarantino from the whirlwind of soundbites and personality that inevitably trail around with them. Things are hardly any different for his eighth film The […]

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#Christopher Machell

Criterion Review: Easy Rider

★★★★★ Dennis Hopper’s counter-cultural classic, Easy Rider, is not only emblematic of independent American cinema, but, released in 1969, is the definitive statement on the death of the 60s. Indeed, as this year’s darkly farcical presidential primaries currently threaten to […]