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True Romance – 4K

Hans Zimmer’s iconic theme. Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper’s ‘Sicilian scene’. Gary Oldman’s crazy performance. True Romance is certainly a film packed with unforgettable elements, and almost 30 years on, the complete pro...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Love Story

Following the announcement of a TV remake of the iconic story, Arthur Hiller’s iconic romance Love Story has made its UK Blu-ray debut with a sparkling new 4K restoration from the wonderful folks over at Paramount Home Entertai...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ammonite

Director and writer Frances Lee carefully and very tenderly tells the life story of pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning with this gentle biopic. Albeit he does take a huge deal of creative licence when it comes to her love s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charade

Often described as “the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made”, the late Stanley Donen’s 1963 favourite Charade is a film packed with enough twists and turns to inspire the Master of Suspense comparison – but thanks to ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1940-1942

In 1999, Marlene Dietrich was named the ninth greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema, and her reputation has only grown in the last 20 years. One of the most iconic and recognisable stars in film history, her...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Broken Hearts Gallery

No doubt about it, the last 12 months have been tough. Without getting too doom-and-gloom about it, we are living through pretty terrible times – something that even the most smiley-faced optimist would surely agree with....
 
 
 
 
 
 

The New World

Met with a rather lukewarm critical response on release in 2005 and barely managing to make back its $30 million budget at the box office, Terrence Malick’s The New World was later ranked by several critics as one of the best f...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring – Blu-ray

Following their critically-acclaimed 2012 horror Resolution, filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead reteamed in 2014 on Spring, a film that Guillermo del Toro called one of the best horror films of the decade. Beloved cult...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Old Man & The Gun

There aren’t many stars who have the longevity and the iconic status of Robert Redford. Over a career spanning close to 60 years Redford has done it all, including winning a Best Director Oscar for 1981’s Ordinary People. So Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Start Is Born

“It’s the same story told over and over, forever.” That this is the fourth incarnation of A Star Is Born is clearly not lost on writer, director and star Bradley Cooper. This line, spoken towards the end of the film, echo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is often cited as a ‘horror’ filmmaker. But to label him as such is an oversight. Yes, for much of his career he has used horror as a device to articulate his unique aesthetic and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thelma

Mainstream cinema is currently in the throws of a love affair with all things superhero. In an era when there is political turmoil and a fear of the future, superheroes offer a form of much needed escapism. But for the most par...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Passengers

There is a strange sense of parallel universes that play out between Passengers journey to the big screen and the story of the film itself. In 2007 Jon Spaihts’ screenplay was on The Black List – a list of Hollywood’s mos...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Equals

It seems odd that a film starring former flavour of the month Kristen Stewart should be making its debut on the home formats. But if Equals proves anything it is that Stewart was, and is, a very dependable actress. A teeny fran...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Only Yesterday

If you’re the type of person who likes to go into a movie blind – i.e. no prior knowledge of the plot, completely down for a spontaneous ride – then Only Yesterday is not for you. Though a sweet, subtle film about how reflectio...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gilda

There never was a girl like Gilda. Or so the slogan goes. But for many Gilda became memorable not for Rita Haworth’s iconic film but for its fleeting and crucial appearance in The Shawshanks Redemption. Yes, this is the film in...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Danish Girl

Loosely based on the lives of artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) The Danish Girl should really have been called The Danish Girls. Because while Redmayne’s Einar come Lili is the focus of this...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Results

When you assemble a cast such as the one in Results (Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, you get the picture) great things are expected. However toss them all together in this supposed comedy and what y...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Man Up

Man Up is a British romantic comedy. And that statement is either going to fill you with joy or dread depending on how you feel about all things Richard Curtis. Because since the likes of Four Weddings And A Funeral and Notting...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Funny Kind Of Love

A Funny Kind of Love certainly lives up to its name. Mix four couples plus a deaf man and his phone sex interpreter with off-beat sexual desires and a lack of boundaries and what you get is a recipe for disaster. Great for the ...