Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson and violent movies. Whether he’s on leading man duties, as a burnt-out cop or futuristic road warrior, or behind the camera, overseeing resistance to British rule in 13th-century Scotland or the graphically-depicted crucifixion of Christ, he is not one to shy away from a spot of bloodletting. Hacksaw Ridge sees his first cinematic foray into World War II territory.

Graduation Blu-ray Review

Graduation

Cristian Mungiu, whose recent film, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Beyond the Hills, garnered much international critical acclaim, seems to specialise in tough subjects. He finds himself on similar ground with Graduation, a gritty film set in his native Romania, but thematically one which will resonate with parents around the world.

Away Blu-ray Review

Away

Midway through David Blair’s new film, Away, one of the characters refers to Blackpool as the Vegas of the North. Given that the film centres around a self-destructive man being cared for by a young woman with problems of her own, you can imagine it being subtitled Leaving Las Vegas (of the North).

It’s Only The End Of The World Blu-ray Review

It's Only The End Of The World

Thanks to the warmongering of those man-children in charge of America and North Korea, there’s probably never been a more apt time to watch Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End Of The World.

I, Daniel Blake Blu-ray Review

I, Daniel Blake

I’ve been a big fan of Ken Loach’s work since 1998’s My Name is Joe, and if you want to stimulate political discussion then Ken is your man. And his latest work, I, Daniel Blake, is no exception.

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