DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Not just a riveting thriller, A Quiet Place also marks the true genesis of a master filmmaker’s career behind the camera.
Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Ready Player One finds Steven Spielberg doing the cinematic equivalent of button bashing. It’s as infuriatingly vibrant as that sounds.
Flesh + Blood

Flesh + Blood

Paul Verhoeven’s medieval epic Flesh and Blood goes in some interesting places thanks to Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh’s brave work.
Street Mobster

Street Mobster

Bristling with energy, Kinji Fukasaku’s yakuza picture takes no prisoners and leaves no vice unturned.
L’Amant Double

L’Amant Double

A heady mix of potboiler and arthouse, L’Amant Double plays like the fantasies of De Palma and Cronenberg meeting one sordid night.
The Death of Superman

The Death of Superman

Rip-roaring and vibrantly staged, DC’s latest superhero animation packs more of a punch than their live action releases.
Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

A beautiful film about the cracks in the dark walls that let light in, Birdman of Alcatraz is both a tender and brutal examination of prison life.
F For Fake

F For Fake

Orson Welles plays artist and provocateur to dazzling, dizzying effect in the must-watch F For Fake.
Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz

A great many of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films have become legends and classics but certainly none as mammoth in scope as Berlin Alexanderplatz. Going on for over half a day, it’s up there in the ranks of the longest ever films, although it was...
King of Jazz

King of Jazz

A musical of merit and miraculous energy, King of Jazz is a crowning achievement in Hollywood’s most flamboyant genre.
The Piano

The Piano

A quartet of perfect performances harmonise wonderfully in Jane Campion’s lyrical and symbolic drama which still plays strong 25 years later.
The Case of the Scorpion’s Tale

The Case of the Scorpion’s Tale

A giallo that takes a few detours from the cliches of the (sub)genre, Sergio Martino’s The Case of the Scorpion’s Tale still has killer bite. 
The Boondock Saints

The Boondock Saints

Funny, surprising and kinetically charged offbeat entertainment, Troy Duffy’s indie hit thriller remains a true cult classic two decades down the line.
Allure

Allure

A harrowing drama bolstered by brave, bracing performances, Allure is a challenging odyssey into fraught human relations.
Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

Putting the "cold" in Cold War, Red Sparrow makes for bracing, steely espionage entertainment. Jennifer Lawrence soars.
Dark Crimes

Dark Crimes

Severely underrated, Dark Crimes sees Jim Carrey demonstrate his raw power in a grim and gritty Euro murder mystery.
Game Night

Game Night

Deliriously silly and genuinely hilarious, Game Night is the fun evening’s entertainment you’ve been looking for.
Filmworker

Filmworker

Not your typical Stanley Kubrick documentary, Filmworker is a candid, intriguing look at the auteur’s right hand man of a quarter century.
Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

A trio of supreme performances give Paul Thomas Anderson’s period drama some contemporary charge. Phantom Thread is masterful work all round.
The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

A beautiful film that balances cosy nostalgia with modern dilemmas around acceptance, The Shape of Water is a bountiful plunge back and forth.

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