Peppermint Soda

Peppermint Soda (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: BFI) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. If there is one thing that is universal it is our experiences at school. Whether you loved it or hated it, everyone can relate to the trials and tribulations of being in education. Yet it is a little peculiar that … Continue reading Peppermint Soda

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Aquarius

Aquarius (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 146 minutes approx. Former documentary maker Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius isn’t too far removed from his incisive debut Neighbouring Sounds thematically yet manages to tell a different story all the same. The importance of family and community is again a central concern but the added … Continue reading Aquarius

Elle

Elle (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running time: 131 minutes approx. Some film directors have reputations that precede them and when you learn that they are tackling a certain subject, alarm bells start to ring - like Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven subversive psychological character study is based on Philippe Djian’s novel Oh... looking at … Continue reading Elle

The Tiger

The Tiger (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 140 minutes approx. I must preface this review by explaining that the only place you can buy this DVD in the UK is in Sainsburys, this being an exclusive release to them. Quite a surprising and bold move for a boutique label like Eureka, … Continue reading The Tiger

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running time: 87 minutes approx. If you were to describe what makes a horror film, the stock answers would include supernatural beings, monsters, ghosts or extremely violent serial killers. While the rise of the psychological horror has shown that the manipulation of the sense … Continue reading The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing) Running Time: 163 minutes approx. There comes a point in everyone’s life when one is publicly embarrassed by their parents but is the issue with them or their parent - especially if this occurs during late adulthood? Can this damage a relationship irreparably or force a … Continue reading Toni Erdmann

Daughter Of The Nile

Daughter Of The Nile (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 93 minutes approx. One of the problems with being a film buff is that you often come across films lauded by many that you can’t get to grips with and are left wondering what it is you are missing. Thanks to … Continue reading Daughter Of The Nile