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

Sid and Nancy Blu-ray review: abrasive punk biopic

The spirit of punk runs rife through Sid and Nancy, a film that’s about as abrasive as the Sex Pistols themselves, and similarly inconsistent in quality.

August 29, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Absolute Beginners Bluray review: musical surrealism

At points this year it’s felt as if everything started to go wrong after David Bowie died in January: a wave of other celebrity deaths followed, while in the political sphere we suffered Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable rise, while the UK was splintered by the Brexit referendum.

July 25, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

The Mermaid Blu-ray review: not quite a cult classic

As China’s box office prowess continues to mount, U.

July 4, 2016 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview

That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review: visually inventive thriller

Robert Altman rose to fame thanks to the success of 1970’s M.

June 20, 2016 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview

The Propaganda Game DVD review: North Korea’s war of words

A foreign documentary filmed within North Korea (a.

May 16, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Man with a Movie Camera Blu-ray review: a visual symphony

Dzigo Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera was boldly declared the greatest documentary of all time by esteemed cine-mag Sight and Sound recently, but it’s a term that suggests a comfortable, predictable format not to be found here.

April 18, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

The Sound Barrier Blu-ray review: aeronautical thrills

Among the celebrated pantheon of British director David Lean’s body of work, The Sound Barrier is oft-forgotten.

April 11, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Experimenter review: stylish psychological biopic

There’s clearly a strong story to tell in the life of experimental psychologist Stanley Milgram, but despite an able cast and some welcome stylistic flourishes, Experimenter never quite gets its results.

February 25, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Jean-Luc Godard – The Essential Collection Blu-ray review: La Nouvelle Vague

It’s hard to overstate the influence of Jean-Luc Godard on the cinema that came after him – especially immediately following the death of his Cahiers du Cinéma and French New Wave contemporary Jacques Rivette.

February 1, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Deep Red on Blu-ray: grisly giallo gore

Deep Red (or Profondo Rosso, to use its infinitely more ominous Italian title) is rightly regarded as one of the seminal works of Italian giallo maestro Dario Argento – still best known for Suspiria – and one of horror’s pivotal works.

January 28, 2016 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Drown review: shocking and intense psychological drama

Drown, an adaptation of a play of the same name by Stephen Davis, captures the confused, violent mindset of a man beginning to question his sexual orientation.

October 12, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview

Raffey Cassidy interview: Tomorrowland, George Clooney and driving at 13

Having just turned into a teenager, Raffey Cassidy has gone above and beyond what most thirteen-year-olds have achieved.

October 9, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentInterview

The Physician review: historical inaccuracies and lopsided debate

In Philipp Stölzl’s The Physician we follow the story of Rob Cole (Tom Payne), a young Christian man from England who, haunted by the death of his mother, embarks on a mission to discover the most advanced healing techniques of the 11th century.

October 6, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview

Behind The Scenes of Man Up with Screenwriter Tess Morris

British screenwriter Tess Morris (pictured below) has been one to watch for a few years now, since claiming a spot on the Brit List – the UK equivalent of the Black List (the yearly compilation of Hollywood’s top executives’ favorite unproduced scripts) – back in 2011.

September 27, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentInterview


“I remember what they told us as kids, ‘Boys are born in cabbages, girls are born in flowers’.

September 22, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview