DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

Obsession

Obsession

More than just a 'Vertigo' knock-off, Brian De Palma's Hitchcock inspired thriller stands on its own legs, and now comes with a top notch Blu-ray package.
Fair Game

Fair Game

Sean Penn and Naomi Watts simmer in Doug Liman's effective political thriller/Bush-basher that doesn't shy away from asking harsh questions.
Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

A bloated, camp and badly acted classic of sorts gets a polished, bountiful Blu-ray treatment complete with a rehashed Schwarzenegger/Millius commentary.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

A charming, if minor, addition to Woody Allen's canon thanks largely to the best ensemble cast he's bagged in years.
In Bruges

In Bruges

Martin McDonagh's 'In Bruges' is a true classic of the often misfiring hitman comedy genre, featuring wonderfully funny performances from Farrell, Gleason and a scene-stealing Fiennes.
Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

Tom Cruise's first truly great role as paralysed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic is handled brilliantly by Oliver Stone on Oscar winning form. Undeniably powerful.
The Terence Rattigan Collection

The Terence Rattigan Collection

One of the stage and screen's greatest modern writers gets a cracking BBC box set treatment, including great takes on classics 'Separate Tables', 'The Browning Version' and 'The Deep Blue Sea'.
Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Stunning visuals and an enrapturing soundtrack can't pull Anh Hung Tran's 'Norwegian Wood' out of its long haul of indecisiveness and mixed emotions.
The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Before Lars Von Trier's warped film career really took off, he made the inventive, disturbing and somewhat kitsch 90s horror miniseries 'The Kingdom' to great effect.
Drive Angry 3D

Drive Angry 3D

'Drive Angry' is excessive, knee-jerk entertainment championed by another wildly overboard performance from Nicolas Cage. Fun if you like that kind of thing.
Il Generale Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere

Two titans of Italian neorealism hit their peak with 'Il Generale Della Rovere' – director Roberto Rossellini and director-turned-leading man Vittorio De Sica mesh wonderfully.
Cold Fish

Cold Fish

As if Jim Jarmusch riffed on 'The Ladykillers', 'Cold Fish' is a curiously deadpan Japanese murder thriller laced with sex, jet black comedy and plenty of fish.
Pigs and Battleships / Stolen Desire

Pigs and Battleships / Stolen Desire

'On the Waterfront' takes on 'Rumble Fish' in this superbly stylish dockland gangster thriller 'Pigs and Battleships' rediscovered on stunning Blu-ray.
Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

So inspiring in the horror genre that it seems almost satirical now, 'Don't Look Now' is a masterpiece of style, execution and location photography.
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Slow, dreary but engaging, 'Never Let Me Go' is a firmly rooted fantasy with big ideas and an eerily detached delivery.
The Incredibles

The Incredibles

Brad Bird's 'The Incredibles' is captivating, funny, charming and looks fantastic on Blu-ray. It's one of Pixar's finest moments.
Akira

Akira

A lacklustre Blu-ray doesn't dull the power of the definitive Anime classic 'Akira'.
Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

It's a jungle out there as one estranged teen discovers when he shacks up with his notorious crime family and finds himself dangerous low in the 'Animal Kingdom'. A great, gritty film.
The Fighter

The Fighter

Fronted by Mark Wahlberg's sensitive title role, 'The Fighter' is a great boxing movie that boasts excellent, larger than life supporting performances.
How Do You Know

How Do You Know

Writer/director James L Brooks proves that 'As Good As It Gets' was as good as he could be, with 'How Do You Know' falling short by a mile thanks to his self-centred, annoying characters.

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