Varieté

Varieté (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray/1 Disc DVD Dual Format (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. There is a very good reason why many German films rank highly in critics and fans “Best Ever” lists concerning Silent cinema - their innovation. It might be a small thing or a one off shot but you … Continue reading Varieté

Lights Out

Lights Out (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment) Running Time: 78 minutes approx. It’s nice to have friends but ones that a bit clingy and needy tend to be a nuisance and the sort of friend you don’t want, especially if they continue to pester you after they have passed away. Working … Continue reading Lights Out

Finding Dory

Finding Dory (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Sequels are tricky business in cinema, especially if the parent film was a colossal success like Pixar’s Finding Nemo was back in 2003. Taking the unusual route of waiting over a decade before returning to the ocean may … Continue reading Finding Dory

The Secret Life Of Pets

The Secret Life Of Pets (Cert U) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 86 minutes approx. After fifty years of enlightening documentaries on the animals, Sir David Attenborough has yet to explore what happens when domestic pets are left unattended during the day. As the owner of a pug, my experience is that she sleeps, … Continue reading The Secret Life Of Pets

Chevalier

Chevalier (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. In the past decade the words “Greek cinema” and “black comedy” tend to serve more as a warning sign than a selling point, such is the esoteric level of offbeat decadence our Mediterranean friends attain. Athina Rachel Tsangari’s third directorial outing is another … Continue reading Chevalier

Lowlife Love

Lowlife Love (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 111 minutes approx. It might not be intentional but Japanese writer-director Eiji Uchida might have made a film which actively dissuades people from entering the film industry, at least in his native Japan, although that is not to dismiss the fact that practices … Continue reading Lowlife Love

Things To Come

Things To Come (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 102 minutes approx. Isabelle Huppert, one of France’s greatest exports, is known for her choice of roles that defy convention - formidable, uncompromising and emotionally complex women appear to be her speciality. One trope which is a rarity among this incredible portfolio … Continue reading Things To Come