Film Reviews

Under The Skin – Blu Ray review

Under The Skin – Blu Ray review

Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin announces itself on the screen in much the same way as does its cloaked alien protagonist. Here is a unique and perplexing cinematic UFO that hovers peculiarly and unnervingly before you. 10 years in gestation, Glazer’s third feature-length film went from long awaited...

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Swallows and Amazons – 40th Anniversary Blu Ray

Swallows and Amazons – 40th Anniversary Blu Ray

Swallows and Amazons is rather jolly from the outset. It follows the four Walker children on their summer holidays in a remarkably sunny Lake District. "Just look at the scenery!" one of them exclaims while looking out of the train window. "Wow! It's not raining," I thought. The kids may be aged from six to 14,...

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Maleficent – Review

Maleficent – Review

We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty, as told by Disney’s adaptation. The evil fairy Maleficent casts a spell on the young princess Aurora, so that on the day of her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep, only to be awoken by True Love's...

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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir – review

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir – review

Sometimes it can feel like there are two Roman Polanskis. The first is a highly accomplished, award winning and sensitive film maker, the other is a rapist and fugitive from justice. The truth is always more complex. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir gives us a glimpse at the man's life with all its...

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Hobson’s Choice – 60th Anniversary Blu Ray edition

Hobson’s Choice – 60th Anniversary Blu Ray edition

Hobson's Choice was David Lean's 10th film and one of his last that focused on a domestic set-up, before he started making widescreen epics. The film is a little unusual in being one of only two of the director's comedies. It's a shame he only made a couple as it really is funny. The puffed up,...

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Oculus Review

Oculus Review

If a film about a scary mirror that kills people and encourages them to do the same to others sounds preposterous and silly, that’s because it is. Oculus is the film in question; a tale of mentally disturbed brother and sister duo Kaylie and Tim, both scarred by the memories of their parents' attempts to murder...

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True Detective Season 1 DVD Review

True Detective Season 1 DVD Review

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star side by side as Martin Hart and Rust Cohle, two very different Louisiana homicide detectives, in Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective. The lives of these two cantankerous cops start to intertwine over the course of a 17-year long hunt for a serial killer who harbours a...

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RoboCop – review

RoboCop – review

With the recent unveiling of Detroit’s very own 10-foot tall RoboCop statue, as featured here, it’s an interesting time to assess José Padilha’s reboot of the original that this bronze giant was built in ode to. While it likely won’t inspire statues to be cast in its name, it’s certainly a decent...

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Sullivan’s Travels – Arrow Blu Ray review

Sullivan’s Travels – Arrow Blu Ray review

When Sullivan's Travels was released in the USA in December 1941 the New York Times called it "the most brilliant picture yet this year". That's saying something considering Citizen Kane had come out in September. The pictures is still brilliant and can now be seen on glorious Blu Ray for the first time in the...

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Theatre Of Blood – Review

Theatre Of Blood – Review

Arrow films have recently unleashed a number of British horror classics from the dusty canisters of film history onto the markedly more contemporary Blu-Ray format. Amongst these is Theatre Of Blood; a bawdy, camp and surprisingly gory slice of tongue-in-cheek Vincent Price-flavoured fun. To those...

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