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


THE NEW GIRLFRIEND

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

September 22, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


THE AGE OF ADALINE

Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively stars in this rather dull, scientifically-ridiculous romantic fantasy about the beautiful Adaline, whose ageing process is dramatically frozen at the age of 29.

September 14, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


A ROYAL NIGHT OUT

Capturing the heart of the British nation during the celebrations of VE Day, A Royal Night Out is a sugar-coated, fact-fiction film.

September 8, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


UNFRIENDED

The definition of a sleeper hit: a movie with little marketing push that still manages to make a tidy profit.

September 7, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


BODY

As Body, the new thriller from filmmakers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, who co-wrote and directed it, proves, horror really is open to many interpretations.

September 7, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentInterview


UNCONSCIOUS

A man fights to rebuild his marriage after a horrific accident leaves him with amnesia, but as he begins to uncover the truth behind his so called marriage, it seems now he is fighting for his life.

September 3, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


A SECOND CHANCE

Much has been said about the dark atmosphere in the TV series The Killing, (the original Danish one, not the uneven US remake) and if this murky drama is anything to go by, it seems to be something that Denmark does quite well.

September 1, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


IT’S ALL SO QUIET

How interesting could the day-to-day life of a middle-aged, closeted farmer be? The answer? Not very.

August 29, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

The inhabitants of Texarkana, famous for its horrific past, enjoy a Halloween tradition every year by having screenings of the world famous movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), which depicts the true story of a masked serial killer, known as “the Phantom”, that terrorized their town in the late 40s.

August 18, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE

It’s a weird time for movie distribution, as even films with big-name stars like Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro and Christian Bale can find themselves dumped straight to DVD with little fanfare.

August 17, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


WOMAN IN GOLD

2013’s Philomena was a true-life drama distributed by The Weinstein Company about a strong-willed elderly woman who pairs up with a younger man, and travels with him in order to find a loved one who was taken from her many years earlier.

August 6, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


OF GIRLS AND HORSES

We all go through phases where sometimes we drag ourselves through the meandering monotony, whilst our attempts to gallop towards our ideal are often littered with obstacles.

July 27, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


BOYS ON FILM 13: TRICK & TREAT

The popular collection of LGBT-themed short films, Boys On Film, returns with Volume 13, titled Trick & Treat which, despite the lack of Halloween vibes and calendar-timeliness, effectively captures the thematic thread running through these ten interesting pieces of filmmaking.

July 13, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview


FIGHTING DEMONS

Life isn’t perfect but we make the best of what we have.

July 6, 2015 | DVDFilm + EntertainmentReview