Film reviews and more

Month: August 2016

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 science fiction premise. A […]

DVD Review: Microwave Massacre

★☆☆☆☆ Boutique home entertainment label Arrow Video has made a name for itself as a purveyor of premium cult schlock, specialising in the rediscovery and restoration of semi-forgotten video nasties and trans-Atlantic exploitation cinema of the 1970s and 80s. The […]

DVD Review: Conversation Piece

★★★☆☆ A ‘conversation piece’ is an informal family portrait painting, primarily from 18th century Britain. Such a genre of artwork forms a perfect inspiration for Luchino Visconti’s penultimate film, Conversation Piece, which echoes both its painterly beginnings and transposes its […]