Monday, 11 June 2018

DVD Roundup: Wakanda Forever! edition

I don't really get that excited for superhero films, but I was so excited for Black Panther, and it didn't disappoint. While more serious then the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther is a gorgeous looking movie with a great hero and an even better bad guy with Killmonger. Love it. Go watch it. Listen to our podcast review in the player below.

This Russian film, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, has been garnering some good reviews despite its bleak premise. Focusing on a divorcing couple whose son goes missing after witnessing one of their fights, Loveless is, as Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian describes it, a "stark, mysterious and a terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe". Sounds kind of bleak, but also the kind of intense story you sometimes want to fall right into.

From Dan Gilroy, director of the fantastic Nightcrawler, comes Roman J. Israel, Esq., which doesn't seem to be getting as many good reviews, unfortunately. The film stars Denzel Washinting in is Oscar nominated role as Israel, a defense lawyer whose idealism is put to the test as the problems he has to deal with becomes more extreme. While there has been much praise for Washington, the consensus is that the film s ultimately forgettable.

The 40th anniversary of this punk classic by the legendary Derek Jarman is now getting the special edition treatment by the BFI. Jubilee sees Queen Elizabeth I and occultist John Dee travel to the future, only to find violent gangs and big business have taken over, this edition also includes interviews and short films, including an interview with punk icon Jordan.

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