Monday, 21 May 2018

DVD Roundup: Un Poco Loco edition

While not reaching the extreme heights of Wall-E or Toy Story, Coco still manages to give its viewers an emotional gut-punch, and left me especially in a pool of tears after the screening ended. Exploring themes of death and how we can approach it without feelings of dread, Coco is a gorgeous, fantastical film, and includes two wonderful songs that I still find myself singing. Listen to our full review in the player below.

From Martin McDonagh, the directer behind In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, we get Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Like his previous films, we get dry, dark wit infused in a volatile situation, neither of which seem to grate on the other. Including some excellent performances, especially from Frances McDormand, Three Billboards takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions without resorting to blackmailing sentimentality. Listen to our full review in the player below.

Filmed and released while Ready Player One was in post-production, Spielberg's The Post takes a real life look at The Washington Post's attempt to expose government corruption while under duress not to do so. Produced with haste to discuss modern day issues with the way the news is presented, The Post is a timely movie, and one that Leigh discussed in their review here.

This Chilean drama sees a woman have to deal with a lot of microaggressions after her partner dies, and provides a gripping portrayal of grief and defiance against those that care not for her privacy. A Fantastic Woman has been achieving a lot of praise, so definitely one to look out for if you can find it.

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