Monday, 28 March 2016

DVD ROUNDUP: TRIFECTA OF GREATNESS EDITION


Bridge of Spies really does sound like a dream film: directed by Steven Spielberg, written by the Coen Brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, its a shame we didn't get to see it in the cinema's really (we instead opted for Guillermo del Toro's stylistic Gothic romance Crimson Peak). Nominated for Best Film at this years Academy Awards, but Mark Rylance won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his part as Rudolph Abel, who was convicted as being a Soviet spy. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident, Bridge of Spies looks to be a great film for those you are a fan of spy thrillers, and who want to know more the behind the scene machinations of government deals.

Probably one of the most talked about films of last year (that wasn't based on a comic book), Sean S. Baker's low budget Tangerine looks to set itself as the high water mark for indie film makers. Shot on two iPhone 5s, there really is no excuse not to make movies any more. However, Tangerine is more than its unique take on filming, and has garnered many favourable reviews based on its lack of condescension to its two lead actors, both trans, and its comedic script. One I am definitely on the look out to watch.




Are you one of those people that love Christmas so much you insist on having a countdown to it all year round on your Facebook page (you bastard!)? Do you love bro-comedies that stink of weed? Then you'll love The Night Before, a Yuletide laugh-fest about bro's on a big night out. Wooooo! Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie star as man-children, looking to commemorate their last night of debauchery, before Rogen's Issac character becomes a father, with a massive drug binge. Invite all your family round, Christmas 2016 is sorted!




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