DVD Review: The Lobster


Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster is set in a dystopian near future, where single people, according to the law, are taken to a hotel where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in 45 days, or else they are transformed into an animal of their own choice and sent off into the woods.

The film follows David (Colin Farrell), who enters the hotel with his brother, a dog, after his wife leaves him for another man.

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Film Review: Wreck-It Ralph

The latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Wreck-It Ralph, directed by Rich Moore, follows video game villain Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), who rebels against his role and sets out to fulfil his dream of becoming a hero by game-jumping in his arcade world. Things don’t go quite to plan, however, when Ralph’s quest inadvertently brings havoc to the whole arcade, as he befriends Sugar Rush racer Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) and his game partner Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer) and Hero’s Duty leader Calhoun (Jane Lynch) are forced to come looking for him.

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Film Review: Carnage

(Published in Issue 7 of my publication In Retrospect)


Co-written and directed by Roman Polanski, Carnage is a black comedy that follows two sets of parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet (Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly) and Nancy and Alan Cowan (Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz), who meet to discuss their sons’ behaviour after having been in a fight at school. But what was intended to be a five-minute apology turns into over an hours worth of arguments, drinking and judgments from all corners of the room, as it soon becomes apparent that their sons’ childish behaviour is something they all have in common.

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