Monday, 27 August 2018

DVD Roundup: "Don't let them fools get into your head, mate" edition

One of my favourite films of the years so far, British horror Ghost Stories tells the story of a pessimistic ghost hunter, setting out to debunk the supposedly irrational fears of people that experience specters. However, we get a film that breaks down the symbolic meaning of ghosts, and while the ending may be frustrating to the likes of Richee, who didn't enjoy this film half as much as me, I found it to be a fascinating, accomplished, and unexpectedly funny mediation on the phenomena. Check out our full podcast review in the player below.

How about this for a title of a film: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Bit of a mouthful, right? Discussing the Nazi occupation of Guernsey during WW2, we see a London writer travel to the island after setting up a correspondence with residents there and writes a book about their experience. While the film will obviously talk about some of the horrors of war, expect more of the quaint camaraderie that define these slice of life war films.

Written by Diablo Cody, of Juno fame, Tully tells the heart-warming, if perhaps sardonically, story of a mother, played by Charlize Theron, whose rich brother provides her with a nighttime nanny to look after her baby. This film is, like I said, meant to be heart-warming, but there is that cynical, schadenfreude side of myself that thinks, what a lucky bitch.

It's no secret that I am a monster movie fan, so I may find myself watching Wildling, even if it is achieving thoroughly average review scores. It's a werewolf movie along the lines of Ginger Snaps starring Bev Powley and Liv Tyler, I really hope that the werewolf at hand embraces her monstrosity.

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