DVD Review

A Man for All Seasons (1966)
DVD Review

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons (1966) is a delight to watch.  The multi-Oscar winning period drama charts the true story of the fall of Sir Thomas Moore (Paul Scofield) England’s Chancellor during the reign of Henry VIII (Robert Shaw), who lost his head because he stood up to the tyrant […]

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)
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It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

Based on the play of the same name by French playwright Jean-Luc Lagarce, Cannes 2016 Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World focuses on 34-year old gay playwright Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who is visiting his family after a 12-year absence to let them know that he is dying. However, […]

Swiss Army Man (2016)
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Swiss Army Man (2016)

When this premiered during last year’s Sundance Film Festival, it quickly become known as the film with Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse. However, this offbeat comedy-drama by a pair of music video directors known as the Daniels (Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan) has so much more than the bodily functions of Radcliffe’s […]

Paterson (2016)
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Paterson (2016)

Hailing from Paterson, New Jersey and also sharing its name, Paterson (Adam Driver) works as a bus driver whose daily schedule and route extends beyond his job. If you think this doesn’t sound particularly exciting, then you’d be right. Speed, this is not. He walks the same way to work, […]

Up For Love
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Up For Love

Sometimes all you want from a film – and no more so than from one which claims to be a romantic comedy – is something which lets you switch off from the world and forget your troubles for a short while. The new French film Up For Love (2016) – […]

1 Million Years B.C. (1966)
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1 Million Years B.C. (1966)

This is the way it was! (Not) A million years ago, Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animated dinosaurs roamed the Earth. They were masters of all they surveyed: Titans, Arabians, Argonauts, cavemen, you name it. But, in 1993, a meteor called Jurassic Park struck the planet and rendered them extinct overnight. The […]

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Hollywood is and always has been, a hypocritical place. From it’s earliest days the all powerful studio bosses put out an image of their stars as wholesome, clean living, family people, who’s sole purpose was to bring entertainment and fun to the masses who went to the cinema each week […]

Psychomania (1973)
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Psychomania (1973)

Objectively speaking, Psychomania isn’t exactly what you would call a good film. The acting is varied, the premise is amusing and slightly ridiculous, and it centres on a biker gang who I spent years telling people weren’t even half as tough as those infamous “Hell’s Grannies” featured in a memorable […]

The Commitments (1991)
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The Commitments (1991)

The strange thing about The Commitments, for me, is that I wasn’t sure if I had seen it. I remembered snippets, certain highlights, but kept convincing myself that I had somehow not sat through the entire movie. And then it turns out that I had seen it. But, even as […]

Green Room (2016)
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Green Room (2016)

Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin (2013) begins in media res, advancing with the tension of stretching a coiled slinky into garrotting wire, and ceasing on a moment of violence that snaps the instrument back into a thick, tangled wad. In most revenge stories, this moment would represent a climax, but here […]