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A Kind Of Loving – DVD Review

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  John Schlesinger Stars:  Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird Certificate: 15 Released 1st August 2016   We’re getting something of a refresher course in the great...

Tootsie – Criterion Collection Release Review

Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Jessica Lange, Sydney Pollack, Teri Garr Released: On Sale Now Reviewer: Stu Laurie     Never has a film about a man...

The Commitments – DVD Review

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Alan Parker Stars:  Robert Arkins, Andrew Strong, Jimmy Murphy, Colm Meaney Certificate: 15 Released 19th September 2016 “The world’s hardest working band” is back!  Twenty...

White Bird In A Blizzard

Released: 2015 Directed By: Gregg Araki Starring: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green Certificate: 15 ‘I was only 17 when Mother disappeared’ explains Shailene Woodley’s Kat Connor in Greg Araki’s...

The Lion In Winter – DVD Review

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Anthony Harvey Stars:  Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton Certificate: 12 Released: 17th October 2016   The 1960s were halcyon days for cinemas fans...

Ex Machina

Released: 2015 Directed By: Alex Garland Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac Certificate: 15 In Ex Machina, Caleb (Domnhall Gleeson) is invited to the estate of whimsical creator Nathan...

Last Girl Standing – DVD Review

  Director: Benjamin R. Moody Cast: Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos. Release Date: 4th July Reviewed by: Stu Laurie.           Many horror films feature a girl that makes...

Inherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Eric Roberts, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short, Michael Kenneth Williams, Owen Wilson,...

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Release date: 18 January Director: Alain Resnais Starring: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada Often quoted as one of the most influential films of modern cinema, “Hiroshima Mon Amour”...

Poor Cow – DVD Review

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Ken Loach Stars:  Carol White, Terence Stamp, John Binden Certificate: 15                                                            Released 25 July 2016   Earlier this year, Ken Loach won the Palme D’Or...

Out Of The Furnace

Released: 2014 Directed By: Scott Cooper Starring: Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana Certificate: 15 Reviewed By: Robbie Cooper (www.coopsfilmblog.com) Russell Baze is struggling to make ends meat while also trying...

Scott Of The Antarctic – DVD

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Charles Frend Stars:  John Mills, Harold Warrender, James Robertson Justice, Kenneth More Certificate:  U Released 6th June 2016   Charles Frend’s “Scott Of The Antarctic” was...

Trumbo DVD/Blu Ray Release – Review

Director: Jay Roach. Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C. K. Released: DVD/Blu-Ray - 21/6/2016 Reviewed by: Stu Laurie.             The...

The Small World Of Sammy Lee – DVD Review

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Ken Hughes Stars:  Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens, Wilfrid Brambell, Warren Mitchell, Roy Kinnear Certificate: 12 Released 14th November 2016   In 1958, Ken Hughes’...

Infinitely Polar Bear – DVD

Release date: 25 January Director: Maya Forbes Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana Fans of Mark Ruffalo, rejoice!  The week begins and ends with him.  Friday sees the...

One Million Years BC – DVD Review

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Don Chaffey Stars:  Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Martine Beswick Certificate: PG Released: 24th October 2016   Cinema history may be littered with bikini moments, but only...

The Trust – DVD Review

  Director: Alex Brewer & Benjamin Brewer Cast: Elijah Wood, Nicolas Cage, Jerry Lewis, Sky Ferriera. Released: On DVD July 18th Reviewed By: Stu Laurie     Two cops, the mirror...

Freeheld

Release date: 19 February Director: Peter Sollett Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon In LGBT History Month, a genuine piece of LBGT history comes to the...

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