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Quentin Tarantino’s audacious blaxploitation Western Django Unchained is a brazen, bloodily violent revenge fantasy and it creates an instant cinematic icon out of Jamie Foxx’s whip-scarred slave turned strikingly cool avenger. His name borrowed from the iconic Spaghetti Western character, … Continue reading
Hitchcock’s classic suspense thriller Strangers on a Train has inspired a host of lesser movies and Canadian thriller Kill for Me clearly owes it a debt too. Katie Cassidy’s Amanda is the story’s innocent dupe, a college student who quickly … Continue reading
DVD review | Curandero: Dawn of the Demon | Robert Rodriguez’s Mexican indie is CSI with an occult twist
THE STORY When Satanic drug leader Castaneda (Gabriel Pingarrón) escapes from a Mexico City jail, leaving a trail of bloody corpses in his wake, federal agent Magdalena (Gizeht Galatea) calls on faith healer Carlos (Carlos Gallardo) to purify the station. … Continue reading
Django Unchained, the action-packed, Oscar-winning Spaghetti Western from writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) is coming out on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet on Monday 20th May. Django Unchained is a classic Tarantino revenge story about a slave (Jamie Foxx) who, … Continue reading
Director Tom Hooper and a full-throated cast led by Hugh Jackman as Victor Hugo’s ex-convict hero Jean Valjean bring the world’s longest-running stage musical, Les Misérables, to the screen with barnstorming gusto. From the majestic opening shots of storm-lashed prisoners … Continue reading
‘Fantastic! There’s a huge monster gorilla that’s constantly growing to outlandish proportions loose in the streets!’ THE STORY Batty botanist Dr Charles Decker (Michael Gough) experiments with a growth serum to create giant insectivorous plants and an oversized chimp (actually … Continue reading
Film review | Quartet – Maggie Smith & Tom Courtenay access all arias in Hoffman’s cosy comedy-drama
Dustin Hoffman makes his film-directing debut with heart-warming ensemble comedy-drama Quartet – and it’s no surprise that he should get the best from a classy line-up of veteran British stars led by Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay. Based on the … Continue reading
Chosen as this year’s Cannes opener, Baz Luhrmann’s new adaptation of The Great Gatsby is days away from its first public airing. So it’s a timely moment for the DVD release of the BBC/Granada TV movie version of F Scott … Continue reading
DVD review | The Impossible – When disaster strikes, Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor rise to the challenge
Based on the harrowing experiences of a family caught up in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, real-life disaster movie The Impossible will leave you awestruck. In the leading roles, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor dial down their Hollywood glamour … Continue reading