London Film Festival, Movies, Reviews

LFF review – The Duke of Burgundy

My review of Peter Strickland’s intoxicating new concoction The Duke of Burgundy has gone up on the Verite Film Magazine website, here’s the link. Playing at the London Film Festival and one of the strangest and sexiest films of the year.

London Film Festival, Movies, Reviews, Verite film magazine

LFF review – Camp X-Ray

The first of my LFF reviews has gone up on the Verite film magazine blog. The disappointing Guantanamo Bay drama Camp X-Ray. Kristen Stewart is good in it though.

Classics, comment, Favourite films, Movies, Reviews

Sympathy for The Devils

Now that it seems like every great film ever made is now on Blu-Ray or on-demand in sparkling high definition, it is easy to forget that there are still some classics yet to make a bow on DVD even. Ken Russell’s 1971 film THE DEVILS has long been one of the great omissions. This was finally rectified in 2012 with a lavish two disc DVD from the British Film Institute. The BFI’s release presents the film in the original BBFC X rated version, rather than the hideously truncated R rated American release. Continue reading