Category Archives: DVDs / Blu-Ray

A Man for All Seasons: The Oscar-winning Twig on my Family Tree

How can I have reached middle age without having seen A Man for All Seasons until now? Not only is it a great film (it won six Academy Awards) but the film’s hero, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England, Sir … Continue reading

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Broadchurch (Boxed set)

(RLJ Entertainment / Acorn) 19 hours, 50 minutes Region 2 It is no accident that Broadchurch has grabbed Britain’s attention and held it over a few years. This excellent show is all about brokenness among beauty and how a small … Continue reading

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Anomalisa (DVD)

This beautifully animated work brushes with many questions about life, relationships and the value we place on individuals.

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Race for the White House

(Acorn Video / DRG) As a dazed world tries to come to terms with what a President Trump might mean for the planet, it may be a comfort to know how underhand and manipulated many previous campaigns have been – … Continue reading

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Janis: Little Girl Blue (DVD)

The 27 Club is a select few. Jimi Hendrix died at that age just weeks before Janis Joplin; Brian Jones and Jim Morrison in the same era; Kurt Cobain much later, and the appropriately-named Amy Winehouse more recently. Most of … Continue reading

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Wim Wenders – The Salt of the Earth (Blu-ray)

Wim Wenders’ excellent biopic of photographer Sebastiäo Salgado is punctuated with  images so arresting that they make you wish the terms ‘breathtaking’ and ‘stunning’ were not so over-used. Distributor: Artificial Eye Duration: 114 minutes + bonus features Who better to … Continue reading

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Muscle Shoals (Dogwoof)

Coming up out of your gut… It’s that Muscle Shoals sound”. Candi Staton reveals what made the music special; Dogwood make the story compelling. 4.5 Stars 111 minutes + 33 minutes of bonus features “No neighbours, no kids to play … Continue reading

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