Monthly Archives May 2014

DVD Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

mandela-long-walk-to-freedom-dvd-cover-86Directed by Justin Chadwick

Starring: Idris Elba & Naomie Harris

Available on DVD & Blu-Ray now

It’s an uncanny thing, timing. Perhaps it was inevitable that Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom should have premiered in London last year on the very night that Madiba himself passed away; it was certainly fitting that the DVD and Blu-ray of the film was released almost exactly 20 years to the day since those first democratic elections in South Africa.

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DVD Review: Veronica Mars

VERONICA MARS 3D SMLDirected by Rob Thomas

Starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring and Percy Daggs III

It’s been a while now since Veronica Mars made headlines about being funded through Kickstarter, hell it’s even been a few months since the film originally played in cinemas. It’s had a while to gestate. Now it’s coming to DVD, and how does it hold up? It’s still pretty good. Former teen sleuth, Veronica Mars (Bell) returns to the mysterious town of Neptune after a good 8 year hiatus, to help her former beau, Logan (Dohring) after he is accused of murder.

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Competition: Win Exhibition on DVD

exThe latest addition to Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago, Unrelated) creative cannon is available to own on  June 23rd June, and to celebrate its release we’ll be giving away a free copy of the DVD.

Exhibition, starring  Liam Gillick and Viv Albertine, is an intimate, austere and engrossing portrait of a marriage and a revealing investigation into memory, architecture and the artistic process.

Check out the trailer below…

 

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Film Review: The Two Faces of January

the-two-faces-of-january-posterDirected by Hossein Amini

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst

This is Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini’s first time in the director’s chair and with The Two Faces of January he’s carved-out a comfortable groove to fit his directorial buttocks in the future. It’s an impressive tale of romantic rivalry that’s as handsome as its chiselled leads, crafted with elegance and simplicity. This simplicity however, is arguably the film’s most glaring weakness. It’s a competent debut in a variety of aspects, but it lacks the spark to set the screen ablaze.

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