Film reviews and more

Day: 4 July 2016

DVD Review: Son of Saul

★★★★★ It’s hard to find the words to adequately describe the breathtaking magnitude and harrowing brilliance of Son of Saul. More than seventy years have passed since the liberation of the death camps but in that […]

DVD Review: Joshua Oppenheimer: Early Works

★★★☆☆ When discovering or revisiting the early output of an admired filmmaker, you always hope that they’ll shed new light on their more familiar films. We long to find rough-hewn progenitors with identifiable threads of narrative, […]

DVD Review: Grimsby

★★☆☆☆ Sacha Baron Cohen has found fame and notoriety playing out our collective prejudices in living, breathing form, in order to make us realise how untenable they are. Borat’s social satire worked because of its mockumentary […]