Film reviews and more

Day: 22 August 2016

DVD Review: Weiner

★★★★☆ “Why did you let us film this?” Josh Kriegman asks Anthony Weiner towards the end of Weiner, which Kriegman directed alongside Elyse Steinberg. It’s a question that a documentarian should never ask. It goes against […]

DVD Review: Stalker

★★★★★ Stalker is, without a doubt, Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece. Based on the short novel Roadside Picnic by brothers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky (who also wrote the screenplay), the story offers a basic almost clichéd […]

DVD Review: The Bloodstained Butterfly

★★★★☆ Duccio Tessari’s 1971 film The Bloodstained Butterfly opens with scrolling text that paraphrases Kuki Shūzō’s A Philosopher’s Poetry and Poetics, stating that the present only exists in the shadow of the past and future. By […]