DVD REVIEW: SOAKED IN BLEACH

  The world has been soaked – no saturated – with films and books about Kurt Cobain. This year alone has seen the release of Montage of Heck, an excellent documentary that celebrates his life, which had the full support of Cobain’s family and former Nirvana bandmates. Soaked In Bleach is a very different film. It’s…

DVD REVIEW: THE REWRITE

  The Rewrite is a film that should heed its own advice. It’s a derivative and forgettable rom-com that is in desperate need of a re-working or two. The film is redeemed in part by a strong and likeable cast of actors that will be familiar to audiences, but this is not enough to get…

DVD REVIEW: THE JINX: THE LIFE & DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST

  The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst is the television equivalent of peeling an onion. This true crime mini-series is a well-structured and well-edited look at the eccentric New York real-estate heir, Robert Durst. The recipient of the 2015 Emmy award for the most outstanding documentary or nonfiction series is a worthy…

TV REVIEW: MY GIANT LIFE

  My Giant Life is a reality show that means well but is far from good. The program is about four white, American women who are six foot, six inches or taller. The program attempts to get audiences interested by offering up their stories but a series of bad camera angles and scenes that highlight…

BOOK REVIEW: ASNE SEIERSTAD – ONE OF US

  One of Us is a 21st century horror story that chronicles a tragic event from actual history. It’s a book about Anders Behring Breivik and the terrifying acts he carried out on 22 July 2011, which saw 77 Norwegians die and many more injured. This is a detailed and horrific true crime story about…

BLU-RAY REVIEW: SAMBA

We’ve already had an American in Paris but the film Samba could be dubbed, “an Illegal Senegalese Immigrant in France”. This is an adaption of a novel by Delphine Coulin that has absolutely nothing to do with dancing. Instead, this is a gentle drama and romantic comedy about immigration, refugees, culture, connections and belonging. In short,…