Review Archive

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

Laurent Cantet's film of Joyce Carol Oates's novel, about teenaged girls in the 1950s in a gang, comes to DVD from Artificial Eye.

Edgar Wallace Presents: Coast of Skeletons

Network release another film adaptation of an Edgar Wallace tale, John rattles his bones...

The White Dove (Holubice) / Josef Kilián (Postava k podpírání)

A very rewarding double feature with a self-assured, poetic debut and a surreal short film that brings to mind Kafka

Ikarie XB 1

Czech sci-fi from Second Run, a seeming influence on Kubrick and Star Trek and a cool relic of the space race


Something is rotten in the state of China. John reviews Ye Lou's revelatory modern thriller...

Baby Peggy: The Elephant In The Room

An excellent documentary comes to us from Milestone Films....

Penguindrum: Box 2

Things go from weird to weirder and strangely start making sense in the second half of Penguindrum...

The Disco Exorcist

When disco romeo Rex Romanski drops one crazy chick for porn star Amoreena Jones, a curse is loosed ...

The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

An efficient and atmospheric pseudo-documentary comes to us from Second Sight DVD....

Breathe In

An exchange student upsets the equilibrium of the family she stays with in Breathe In, Drake Doremus's film starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones, out from Curzon Film World.

See You Tomorrow, Everyone

The story of a boy who dreams small from Japanese director Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story). Dave reviews the Third Window Film DVD release...


Just another chick flick?

Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley's documentary about her own family and its secrets is one of the films of the year. On disc from Artificial Eye.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

This anime fantasy-action feature is available now from Manga UK...

Twelfth Night

Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry contribute to the confusion over who wears the trousers in Twelfth Night.

CFF Volume 4: Scary Stories

Chilling tales from the Childrens Film Foundation presented as part of the BFI's Gothic strand....

The Sweet Hereafter

Ian Holm and Sarah Polley star in Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter, the most recent of seven of his films reissued by Artificial Eye.

Here Comes The Devil

A couple's children disappear only to return changed in this disturbed Mexican Horror. ...

The Taming of the Shrew

Misogynistic Shakespeare comedy or just good fun?


Welcome to Exotica, a nightclub where there are secrets to be revealed... Atom Egoyan's 1994 film is reissued on DVD by Artificial Eye.

Something in the Air (Aprčs mai)

Lock up the streets and houses, because the revolution's here...

Eyes of the Spider / Serpent's Path

Third Window release two lesser known gems from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, we let you know the word on the st...


Atom Egoyan's experimental feature, made for German television, becomes the fifth of Artificial Eye's DVD releases of his work.

Space Battleship Yamato

The famous anime series returns as an underperforming live-action feature.

Berlin 36

The extraordinary story behind the women's Olympic high jump.

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