Review: Philomena (2013)

Philomena

It’s safe to say that Stephen Frears’ post-The Queen career has seen its fair share of ups and downs. While Tamara Drewe was a cheeky and enjoyable romp, it lacked any kind of emotional depth. And his other two efforts, Lay The Favourite and Chéri, were both criticised for being unremarkable (the less said about the former, the better). Philomena, however, which is based on a real-life story, finds the director back on form, with a winning combination of humour and drama creating an enjoyable, yet tender and heartwarming film of exploration and self-discovery. Continue reading “Review: Philomena (2013)”

DVD Releases: March 28, 2011

Made In Dagenham

Director: Nigel Cole

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Geraldine James

Life As We Know It

Director: Greg Berlanti

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel and Christina Hendricks

Tamara Drewe

Director: Stephen Frears

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper

Unstoppable

Director: Tony Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson

Machete

Director: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba and Robert De Niro

Secretariat

Director: Randall Wallace

Starring: Diane Lane, John Malkovich and Margo Martindale

You Again

Director: Andy Fickman

Starring: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable and Sigourney Weaver

Stone

Director: John Curran

Starring: Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich and Robert De Niro

The Warrior’s Way

Director: Sngmoo Lee

Starring: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush

Babies

Director: Thomas Balmès

Starring: Bayar, Hattie and Mari

Wake Wood

Director: David Keating

Starring: Ruth McCabe, Dan Gordon and Eva Birthistle

City Island

Director: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies and Steven Strait

Love Ranch

Director: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci and Bryan Cranston

Dream Home

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang

Starring: Josie Ho, Michelle Ye and Eason Chan

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Starring: Thanapat Saisaymar, Sakda Kaewbuadee and Matthieu Ly