DVD & Blu-ray: L’Amant Double
The latest from the ever-versatile French director FrançoisOzon, an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Lives of the Twins, is a handsomely rendered, occasionally unhinged,...
DVD and Digital: My Friend Dahmer
Despite the potentially lurid and exploitative sounding subject matter, this portrait of the high school days of serial killer-to-be Jeffrey Dahmer, adapted from John Backderf...
Whitley Bay Film Festival 2018
The Whitley Bay Film Festival is back in August and, as ever, they’re plying us with enough celluloid champagne to satisfy even the most ardent movie buff. Lighthouse! Camera!...
A Sicilian Ghost Story
Directing duo Grassadonia and Piazza’s follow-up to the highly-praised Mafia hitman pic Salvo is a bewitching combination of dramatized true crime story, angsty teen romance a...
Gemma Arterton gives a career best performance in this attentive and humane, if occasionally harrowing, portrait of depression from writer-director Dominic Savage. She is Tara...
Ant-Man and The Wasp
After the bleak conclusion of Avengers Infinity War, Marvel Studios lighten matters up considerably for the second standalone picture for thief-turned-shrinking-superhero, Sco...
There have been a number of recent films commemorating the centenary of World War 1. French director, Beauvois’s picture delves into a hitherto underexplored aspect, the pligh...
Hearts Beat Loud
Even the appealing presence of ‘Park and Recreation’s’ Nick Offerman fails to elevate this indie-flavoured comedy about a middle-aged dude learning to move on, above the merel...
The Children Act
The second Ian McEwan adaptation of the year, following On Chesil Beach, is another well-acted but underwhelming slice of middle class angst. Thompson is Fiona Maye, a high co...
Lean On Pete: DVD and Blu-ray
As the above title kind of hints at, Lean On Pete has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Path of Blood
This extraordinary but frustrating documentary, assembled from seized home-movie footage, charts the progress of a set of Al Qaeda operatives in a jihadi boot camp in Saudi Ar...
DVD/Blu-ray: The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro’s intoxicating and swooning melange of Douglas Sirk-style ‘women’s picture’ melodrama and atomic age monster b-movie, 'The Shape of Water' is now out on DVD...
This very impressive debut from British writer-director Kokotajlo is a slow-burning but gripping drama set among a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manchester. ‘Happy Valle...