Category Archives: DVD

Reviews of the latest UK DVD releases.

DVD review: Moonlight

Film narratives can often be broken down into what is known as the three-act-structure, split into the setup, confrontation and resolution, or more commonly the beginning, middle and end. In what is just his second feature, based on Tarell Alvin … Continue reading

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DVD review: The Lego Batman Movie

After the huge success of 2004’s Lego Movie written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the foundations were laid for a lucrative brick-built franchise. The pair return to produce the spin-off which focuses on the caped crusader voiced … Continue reading

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DVD review: Hacksaw Ridge

  With his personal life shrouded in controversy in recent years, Mel Gibson’s on-screen outings have been few and far between and he hasn’t directed in over a decade. He makes his long-awaited return to the director’s chair for war drama … Continue reading

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DVD review: Mr. Right

After criticising the lack of originality in Hollywood, Max Landis’ latest screenplay intersperses the rom-com with the crime genre in Mr Right, directed by Spanish filmmaker Paco Cabezas. The plot follows wacky Martha (Anna Kendrick) who, after catching her boyfriend … Continue reading

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DVD review: Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck has quietly avoided the mainstream throughout most of his career, but has consistently delivered excellent yet underrated turns that seem to slip under the radar. This is set to change thanks to family drama Manchester by the Sea, … Continue reading

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DVD review: War on Everyone

In his third directorial feature, Irish filmmaker John Michael McDonagh leaves his homeland and takes his brand of dark comedy to America. Set in ‘breaking bad’ country Albuquerque, buddy movie War on Everyone stars Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña as … Continue reading

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DVD review: Lion

  In his directorial debut, Australian filmmaker Garth Davis brings an amazing true story to the cinematic stage with Lion, a stranger-than-fiction tale of a lost boy in India. The screenplay adapts the memoir entitled A Long Way Home written … Continue reading

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