DVD Review: ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans’

★★★★☆ Werner Herzog has made some weird films in his time. Some weird in a good way, some weird in a bad way, some just plain weird. But the near-psychotic German is never afraid of a challenge, even if it involves dragging a steamboat all the way over a hill. Continue Reading

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Theatrical Releases: ‘Frozen’

Adam Green wants to be Steven Spielberg. Within the press notes that accompanied the preview screening of his latest feature, Frozen (2010), Green very overtly expresses his undying love for the legendary director. In addition, the film itself is peppered with references to Spielberg classics ET (1982) and Jaws (1975) and it is the Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Mother’

★★★★☆ Revered director Bong Joon-ho is one of a number of South Korean directors that have (rightly) garnered recognition for his cinematic work in the West. His latest film Mother (2009), is a wonderful achievement which deserves just as much praise as his monster hit The Host (2006), and once again utilizes Continue Reading

DVD Releases: ‘Trash Humpers’

The first thought that will undoubted spring to your mind when you begin watching US indie director Harmony Korine’s latest oddity Trash Humpers (2009) is,”OK, this is weird”. The more you watch though, the more you realise that “weird” is an absolute understatement. With not much of an introduction, we see a bizarre Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Robin Hood’

★★☆☆☆ Has there been a better time in recent memory to return to the age-old English legend of a poor man willing to stand up to a nation’s greedy oppressors? Unfortunately, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (2010) manages to miss a ripe opportunity to explore this pertinent element of the famous tale Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘The Ghost’

★★★★☆ Adam Lang, the disgraced ex-British Prime Minister depicted in political thriller The Ghost (2010) and Roman Polanski, the film’s veteran director, share one thing in common – controversy. Unfortunately for both Polanski and his latest effort, The Ghost’s release earlier this year was overshadowed by fresh allegations regarding the Continue Reading

Blu-ray Review: ‘Delicatessen’

★★★☆☆ Released for the first time on Blu-ray as part of the StudioCanal Collection comes Delicatessen (1991), Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s surreal, post-apocalyptic rom-com about the cannibalistic tenants of an apartment block run by a sadistic butcher, set against the backdrop of a dystopian battle between those who eat Continue Reading