Monday, 5 June 2017

DVD Roundup: "What's 'Choose life'?" edition

Was it necessary for a sequel to this iconic 90s film to be made? Maybe not, but it is an intriguing meditation on ageing and nostalgia, and that nostalgia is especially perturbing for when its for your youth as a heroin addict. Back with the original cast, and with Danny Boyle behind the camera, T2 Trainspotting goes through its high and lows, but never really reaches the game changing heights of the original. Listen to our full review in the player below.

I have been waiting with baited breath ever since I first heard of this films existence last year, and after the disappointment of it not making it to our local cinema, Alice Lowe's Prevenge is finally out to own. If you've seen the excellent Sightseers then you know that Lowe is more than capable of delivering pitch black humour, so I'm excited to see how she deals with her directorial debut, a comedy-horror about a mother killing on the whim of her unborn baby.

My initial thoughts when seeing the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's comeback Split was that it dealt with multiple personality disorder, and other films and mediums that deal with that subject always treat it in unimaginative ways, and often confuse it with schizophrenia. However, since Split's release, its garnered many positive reviews, heralding a return to form for Shyamalan, and James McAvoy's central performance praised. Still, I'll probably watch with lower expectations.

If you're a fan of The Raid films, then Headshot could be a film for you. Starring the excellent Iko Uwais as a man who washes up on the shore suffering from amnesia (whoa, is he the Piano Man?), and, as you can expect, violence soon ensues. I've not heard much of this film, but it at least sounds like a sound action film.

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