On The Basis Of Sex: DVD Review

Legal dramas have the difficult task of cutting down the law into lay-man’s terms, while trying to sound as authoritative as the verbose cases it seeks to emulate.

June 24, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Kind Hearts and Coronets: DVD Review

The Ealing Comedies (1947-1956) are uniquely British in their dark approach to humour, eccentricity and style.

June 21, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Cold Pursuit: DVD Review

Debutant director Hans Petter Moland directs a Hollywood remake of his Norwegian thriller Kraftidioten (2014).

June 19, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Beautiful Boy: DVD review

Rather than a hellish vision of drug-addled adolescence, Beautiful Boy is a true-story that sensitively conveys the raw ache of parental love in the face of addiction.

May 20, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

World On A Wire: A Visual ode to the sci-fi genre

A World on A Wire is a cinematic treasure, a sci-fi muse pivotal to the concept of virtual reality which has pre-occupying the genre the last three decades.

March 6, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

RBG: Insightful documentary detailing the life of liberal supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG stands for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 2nd female US Supreme Court of Justice.

February 26, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Matangi / Maya / MIA: An incomplete portrait

It’s rare to have a documentary focus on a single person, with decades worth of material and background feel contrastingly in-depth and shallow at the same time.

January 3, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

How to Talk to Girls at Parties – Extraterrestrial Punk comedy fails to live up to its unique premise

In their 1978 hit Another Girl, Another Planet, English rock band The Only Ones sing “I think I’m on another world with you/I’m on another planet with you”.

September 2, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Mario: Heartwarming soccer gay love story

Football is the hardest of nuts to crack in terms of accepting LGBTQ+ individuals, a threat to its hyper-heterosexual culture, the mere thought of accepting them will somehow taint its obstinate macho image.

August 20, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Pacific Rim: Uprising – DVD review

Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to the original 2013 film, this time led by John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and newcomer Cailee Spaeny in the fight against the monstrous Kaiju.

July 11, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

The Post: Putting Spielberg’s over-sentimentality aside, an engaging and compelling political thriller

Thankfully, Steven Spielberg’s latest Oscar contender is much more watchable than its unimaginative title would suggest.

May 11, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

JUMANJI: Welcome to Jungle – Pure escapist and wonderfully unapologetic entertainment

The utilisation by Hollywood of classic, beloved films is something that is becoming increasingly common.

May 2, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Brigsby Bear: Charmingly quirky comedy perfectly tows the lines between humour and sincerity

When Sony Picture Classics acquired Brigsby Bear in early 2017, the close-knit group behind the film insisted that the plot be kept a secret in the marketing.

April 23, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

To celebrate the release of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ on DVD, our reviewer Logan Jones looks at recent depictions of gay relationships in cinema

There’s a moment halfway through Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights when, on New Year’s Eve 1979, Scotty J.

March 7, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

The Party (DVD Review): Ineffective British Black comedy which feels more like a star-studded West End vanity project

Sally Potter’s The Party chronicles a ‘dinner-party-gone-bad’ and during its punchy 70-minute run-time capably skewers Britain’s systems of class, politics and economics.

February 20, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

God’s Own Country (DVD Review): A tender rural Yorkshire debut exploring themes of gay love and prejudice

The melancholic Yorkshire Pennines provide the dreary and rugged backdrop to an intricate migrant gay love story which is subtly underpinned by themes of repressed homosexuality, disenfranchised youth, immigration and racism.

January 29, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Blade Runner 2049 (DVD Review): An exquisite, visionary yet ultimately flawed sequel

Blade Runner 2049 was released theatrically in October 2017 to critical acclaim, with many asserting that it improved upon the story established in Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, a rare feat for any sequel, let alone a sequel released thirty-five years after the original had gained cult-classic status.

January 26, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Daphne (DVD review): Emily Beecham’s disillusioned millenial in a mellow and enjoyable character study

Red-head beauty and rising British star Emily Beecham, best known for her role in The Coen Brothers movie Hail, Caesar! plays the fiercely independent yet fragile Daphne, who resides in her one bed apartment in London with pet snake Scratch for company.

January 21, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (DVD review): Vince Vaughn gives a career best as imprisoned antihero in hard-boiled and blood-soaked thriller

Writer/director S Craig Zahler made an impression with his 2015 debut Bone Tomahawk, a western featuring career-best work from Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins.

January 13, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Paths of Glory Blu-ray review: classic Kubrick

At first glance, you might be surprised to note that Paths of Glory is a Kubrick film.

September 19, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

The Almodóvar Collection Blu-ray review: an inimitable selection

Pedro Almodóvar has a daunting 34 directorial credits on IMDb across four decades of work.

September 16, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment