God Of War

God Of War (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 129 minutes approx. Release Date – October 16th You have to hand it to the Chinese - they do historical films arguably better than anyone else, at least on an aesthetic and immersive front. Even if the historical accuracy is open … Continue reading God Of War

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The Midwife

The Midwife (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – September 11th Life. It’s a funny old game. Whilst it is up to us how we live it, we need help coming into it and help when we are ready to leave it - the problem is … Continue reading The Midwife

Inversion

Inversion (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: New Wave Films) Running Time: 81 minutes approx. Release Date: August 28th When the legendary Tammy Wynette sang the immortal lyric “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman” I doubt she had the women of Iran in mind, but films like Behnam Behzadi’s Inversion do add a certain … Continue reading Inversion

Mourning Forest

Mourning Forest (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/1 Disc DVD Dual Format (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Release Date: August 21st Despite the supernatural sounding title of Japanese arthouse director Naomi Kawase’s fourth feature film, Mourning Forest doesn’t feature a spirit infested woodland area mysteriously killing people, instead it is a (very) quiet meditation … Continue reading Mourning Forest

Souvenir

Souvenir (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. Release Date – August 14th When an actor has played practically every aberrant, enigmatic and emotionally tortured role possible what is there left to do? If you are irrepressible modern French legend Isabelle Huppert the answer is simple - you play a washed … Continue reading Souvenir

The Working Girl

The Working Girl (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Signature Entertainment) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. Release Date – August 14th In its native France, this debut from Sylvie Verheyde is entitled Amoureux Solitaires (Lonely Lovers) while for international release it has been renamed Sex Doll. Presumably, this would be far too raunchy for uptight … Continue reading The Working Girl

Destiny (Der müde Tod)

Destiny (Der müde Tod) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. Release Date – July 24th For modern cinema goers weaned on glossy HD spectacles resplendent with CGI effects to make the impossible possible, the works of the early days of film must seem incredibly archaic to the point … Continue reading Destiny (Der müde Tod)