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).

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.

Under the Shadow Blu-ray Review

Under the Shadow

Demons and children. Most teenagers’ parents will say they’re one and the same thing. Fortunate that Under the Shadow, director Babak Anvari’s debut feature, brings something new to the table then.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

jack-reacher-never-go-back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back finds our hero embroiled in another military conspiracy.

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