Category Archives: Reviews

The Proud Valley

When is an important film at its most important? When it’s not even remotely concerned with any notion of importance. That is a perfect summation of Pen Tennyson’s the proud valley, out Monday from Studio Canal. The 1940 film stars black political activist Paul Robeson

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It always feels like a special day when a new BIG Zelda game is released, it feels like almost the entire gaming world stops to take it in. And with a whole new console to play the game on stakes seem to be high for

Who’s That Knocking At My Door

Who’s That Knocking At My Door, Martin Scorsese’s black and white debut feature film from 1968, originally started out life as his NYU graduation project some three years earlier. Aged just 23, armed with a miniscule budget and relying on numerous favours, Scorsese took to

My Twentieth Century

“We live in the flicker”, Joseph Conrad famously wrote, referring to the breathless speed of technological advancement in the crossover from nineteenth to twentieth century.  In addressing the same historical period, Ildikó Enyedi’s debut film My Twentieth Century – released on DVD and Blu-Ray by

War on Terror

Do you want to launch nuclear weapons at your friends while wearing a balaclava with ‘evil’ written on it, from the comfort of your living room? Do you like satire, have a somewhat dark sense of humour, and enjoy anarchic games of world conquest? Then

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Series

The Game of Thrones TV adaptation, the pop culture behemoth that it is, seems an obvious match for Telltale’s episodic, story-driven style. Telltale’s game features an original story that ties in with the series, starting at the Red Wedding, starring their own Stark loyalists, House

Two Rode Together

The celebrated director John Ford once said of his overlooked 1961 film, Two Rode Together as “the worst piece of crap I’ve made in twenty years”. It’s understandable why he would say something like this as production for Two Rode Together was far from an

Story of Sin

Story of Sin begins with a quintessentially Walerian Borowczyk image; the doors of a church confessional booth being opened.  Already, we can see so many things that fascinate this director, from what’s on screen (the frame-within-a-frame, the old-fashioned handmade props and sets) to the implicit (the unlocking

Super Bomberman R

Press A to plant bombs. Don’t let said bombs blow you up. It’s rare to see a game that is still as basic as this on a modern day console, however, Super Bomberman R is one that takes pride in giving us the classic Bomberman

Through the Wall

“I have a hall. I have a dress. The apartment is almost ready. It’s a small task for God to find me a groom by the end of Hanukkah” So says Michal, the kooky heroine of writer/director Rama Burshtein’s Through the Wall (alternatively known as