Archive for the ‘DVD’ Category

Lost In London – The DVDfever Review – Woody Harrelson

Lost In London was fascinating from the trailer, since it’s a film that was shot in just one-take. It reminded me of the superb 2015’s Victoria, starring Laia Costa, which did the same thing, although in that case, they filmed it 3 times over 3 nights, and the final one was the best take and […]

The Guilty – The DVDfever Review – Jakob Cedergren

The Guilty centres around Danish emergency services call operator Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren, above), who at first comes across as far from understanding when he gets a call from someone who’s taken drugs and is having a bad trip, saying it’s their own fault. Before long, he gets a mysterious call from Iben (Jessica Dinnage), […]

Speed Kills on DVD – The DVDfever Review – John Travolta

Speed Kills joins Backtrace in a January UK premiere which stars Matthew Modine in a film which has received stinking ratings on IMDB, but then so did Allure and Dark Crimes, and both of those films were great! So how does this one fare? In the opening scene, I thought John Travolta – as speedboat […]

Tag (2018) on DVD – The DVDfever Review

Tag seemed rather childish from its premise, as lifelong friends have, annually during the month of May, been playing the same titular game since they were… children. In its opening scene, it was already beginning to lose me as Hogan ‘Hoagie’ Malloy (Ed Helms) takes a job as a janitor, does something to irritate black […]

Leave No Trace on DVD – The DVDfever Review

Leave No Trace centres around Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), who have been living off the grid in a huge park where they largely keep out of the way of society, although sometimes they do hide in plain sight, such as a trip on the Portland tram, or going […]

The Bombing (Air Strike) on DVD – The DVDfever Review – Bruce Willis

The Bombing (aka Air Strike) takes place in China where everyone is obsessed with an annual Mahjong contest, despite floods, droughts and, now, World War II. I thought I’d signed up to watch an action movie, not ‘Play Chess (’80s daytime series). Similarly, the dialogue feels like something from a bad soap opera, and even […]

The Captain on DVD – The DVDfever Review – World War II drama

The Captain is set in Germany, April 1945, two weeks before the end of World War II, so potentially unfortunate timing for the events which are about to happen. Willi Herold (Max Hubacher) is a German soldier who’s rather less committed to the Furher’s cause because he’s a deserter and looter, but one who comes […]

Last Year In Marienbad on DVD – The DVDfever Review

Last Year In Marienbad is almost 60 years old, and when I saw the trailer for thie recently, I half expected Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse to pop up as if to make a spoof out of it, since the film looks like one of those classics which inspired 1980’s-style Calvin Klein perfume adverts. This […]

The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection on DVD – The DVDfever Review

The Goodies were a trio I loved watching when growing up with Kitten Kong and the giant Dougal from The Magic Roundabout chasing them round outside being particularly memorable. While I won’t have seen them all back in the day, and without having the capacity to ‘binge’ on a boxset as is the modern want, […]

Madame on DVD – The DVDfever Review

Madame may boast Toni Collette (Wanderlust) and Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs) as its leads, Anne and Bob, a well-off American couple who are about to host a big dinner for lots of people, but the two that drew me into this are Rossy de Palma as Maria, and the always engaging Michael Smiley (Free Fire) […]

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