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Blu-ray Review: Rampart [MA15]

Blu-ray Review: Rampart [MA15]

Dir: Oren Moverman Starring: Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Robin Wright The Film: Cinema has quite an extensive collection of ‘cop bad’ subgenre films, some are fantastic films and others are just forgotten about. The crime genre as a whole has some impressive titles, and one title that certainly sticks … Continue reading

DVD Review: Goodbye, First Love [M15]

DVD Review: Goodbye, First Love [M15]

Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve Starring: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke The Film: Goodbye, First Love was one of the big features at this years French Film Festival, sadly I wasn’t able to see the film then due to being sick with the flu. Now the film is available on DVD and I was finally able … Continue reading

DVD Review: Hoop Dreams [PG] by Sam Inglis

DVD Review: Hoop Dreams [PG] by Sam Inglis

Shot between 1987 and 1992, the film chronicles the high school basketball careers of two young men in Chicago; William Gates and Arthur Agee. Neither was especially well off, and while both had opportunities due to their prowess as athletes these came more regularly and readily to Gates, as his was the more promising talent. Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: The Raid [MA15]

Blu-ray Review: The Raid [MA15]

Dir: Gareth Evans Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Satrya, Ray Sahetapy The Film: The Raid is a film right up my alley, a mixture of action/martial arts/horror/thriller are all the elements that really make me tick as a film fan. There had been nothing but positive reviews and … Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: Merantau [MA15]

Blu-ray Review: Merantau [MA15]

Merantau was the first film in many years produced in Indonesia and it brought forth their martial arts Pencat Silat. That is a key component in this film, and I think after seeing this film many people will certainly want to know more (seek out Gareth Evan’s documentary Pencat Silat: The Martial Arts of Indonesia for more). The story here is about the ancient rite of passage known as ‘merantau’, which is from native Sumatra. Continue reading

DVD Review: The Hunter [M15]

Dir: Daniel Nettheim Starring: Daniel Nettheim, Sam Neill, Frances O’Connor The Film: A merc named Martin David is hired by a mysterious scientific corporation to head into the wilds of Australia to hunt down the Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger. Martin’s presence in the area attracts the attention of more than a few locals who are … Continue reading

DVD Review: Point Blank [MA15]

Dir: Fred Cavayé Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Elena Anaya, Roschdy Zem The Film: Point Blank is an intense thriller, that is exciting and extremely well put together. The film follows a familiar formula, but it has a fresh spin on it, I am sure there will be comparisons to things like Taken or even something like … Continue reading

DVD Review: The Future [M15] by Garrett Collins

Dir: Miranda July, Starring: Miranda July, Hamish Linklater The Film: Miranda July, the writer, director, and star of The Future, is an example of what would happen if Sofia Coppola and David Lynch had a daughter who grew up to make films. While her central ideas are full of thought, it is tough to get … Continue reading