Review Archive: July 2010

Breaking Away

A big sleeper hit and Best Picture Oscar nominee from 1979, Breaking Away makes a long-overdue debut on UK DVD from Second Sight.
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A Bunch of Fives

Les Anderson looks at this 70s drama by the Grange Hill team of John Sichel and Colin Rodgers......
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Le Grand jeu

The Masters of Cinema series puts its stamp on this '30s French film that now resembles a link to film noir.
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Kakera: A Piece of Our Life

Momoko Ando makes her debut with Kakera - a film of finding love and one's self. Third Window Films'...
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She, a Chinese

From a Chinese village to semi-legal existence in London, one young woman's journey in a film by Xiaolu Guo.
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Tammy and the Bachelor

"I hear the cotton woods whispering above..."
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Deep Contact

The second of Pink Eiga's titles this month sees mankind uniting to prevent a comet from obliteratin...
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Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges's Oscar role as a washed-up country singer comes to DVD. Crazy Heart is released on Monday 14 June.
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The Book of Eli

Denzel Washington stars in the Hughes Brothers' post-apocalyptic tale.
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Repulsion

Mike Sutton reviews the recently released Odeon DVD of Roman Polanski's first English language movie.
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Lizard In A Woman's Skin

A UK release for Lucio Fulci's best giallo. John reviews the new Optimum disc.
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Rendezvous in Paris (Les rendez-vous de Paris)

One French capital. Three stories. One Eric Rohmer. One UK DVD from Artificial Eye.
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Penthouse (Warner Archive)

Myrna Loy in Penthouse? Believe it!
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Raven

Les Anderson looks at the web-exclusive Network DVD release of this 1977 TV series starring Quadrophenia's Phil Daniels...
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Stone Bros.

Stone Bros. is an Australian aboriginal comedy that is somewhat lost in translation. Review by Gary Couzens.