Author: Emma Hutchings

DVD Review

Attack of the Werewolves (2011)

Attack of the Werewolves (Lobos De Arga) is a Spanish comedy horror written and directed by Juan Martinez Moreno. It is set in a remote village called Arga, where a 100-year-old curse troubles the residents. Our protagonist Tomas (Gorka Otxoa) is an unsuccessful writer who travels from Madrid back to […]

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Comes a Bright Day (2012)

British romantic thriller Comes a Bright Day stars Submarine’s Craig Roberts as Sam Smith, a young bellboy at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in London. When his boss Mr Morgan sends him on an errand, to take a watch belonging to one of the guests to a nearby jewellers to get […]

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I Melt With You (2011)

Mark Pellington’s drama I Melt With You starts off as a story about a group of male friends enjoying a getaway where they consume copious amounts of alcohol and drugs. However, events take a much darker turn around halfway through the film, when something from the past comes back to […]

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

British comedy drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel features a stellar cast (including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson) who play a group of retirees who travel to the titular hotel in India. At the beginning of the film, we are introduced to all of the main characters in […]

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Coriolanus (2011)

A modern retelling of one of Shakespeare’s lesser known tragedies, Coriolanus is the directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes, who also stars as the titular General. The contemporary tale of war, politics, and betrayal begins with civil discontent and a food crisis. An urban war zone is the setting for an […]

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Chronicle (2012)

Chronicle is a found-footage superhero movie that explores what happens after a group of high school students gain amazing abilities. It starts out like a teen drama, with a shy young guy called Andrew buying a video camera to film his daily events. Through this, we are given a glimpse […]

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A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Fred (Keanu Reeves) is an undercover narcotics agent. He is also Bob Arctor, who lives with his drug-addled friends, all under the influence of Substance D – a highly addictive and dangerous drug, also known as ‘Death’. This film explores the implications of drug taking and portrays events in a […]

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The Birds (1963)

Based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier, The Birds introduces Tippi Hedren as another of Hitchcock’s blond leading ladies. She plays Melanie Daniels, a rich, confident young woman who starts the film in a pet shop buying a bird and ends it never wanting to see a bird again, […]

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Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) has been married to his high school sweetheart for 25 years. His world falls apart and he jumps out of a moving vehicle after his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) suddenly announces that she wants a divorce and confesses that she slept with another man. Meanwhile, good-looking […]

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We’ll Take Manhattan (2012)

We’ll Take Manhattan follows cockney photographer David Bailey (Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard) and model Jean Shrimpton (Karen Gillen – Doctor Who’s Amy Pond) on their trip to New York in 1962 for a Vogue photo shoot. Written and directed by John McKay, the drama focuses on their love affair and […]