As Summer draws to a close we’re left with a second relatively quiet week. Fret not tho, for it’s but the quiet before the storm that is next Monday…
Disc Of The Week
Damsels In Distress - Whit Stillman’s return to the fore was notable for being more than just that: an enjoyable drama that doesn’t overdo the whimsy, and has a likeable cast. Besides, how could we hate a film whose admiration for Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses goes beyond the undertow and seeps out in to the full referential? DVD-only.
Faust - Alexander Sokurov won the Golden Lion at last years Venice Film Festival for his interpretation of the Faustian legend. We’ll be taking a deeper look at some of the movies core themes later this week. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Elles - Juliette Binoche leads this “journalist-in-too-deep” drama from Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska. Blu-Ray and DVD.
Battleship – It’s easy to dismiss a film like Battleship. Promoting a film in such an aggressive fashion isn’t going to endear it to many, and while the subject of the film’s source material (a Hasbro board game) might make for endless hours of mockery and ridicule, the actual film itself isn’t *that* bad. It’s certainly no worse than many of the other lower-tier blockbusters of 2012 (The Hunger Games, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man). Check out our full review here. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.