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Irreversible Review

In his final review for DVDTimes, <b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=136&story=3519">Irreversible</a>. The year's most controversial film is a disturbing, poignant and incredibly provocative masterpiece that will certainly not be to all tastes...<p>

Windtalkers Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=130&story=3423">Windtalkers</a>. A substantial disappointment from John Woo, the film disappoints on virtually every level, and is certainly one of the weakest of the year so far<p>

The DVDs Audiences Forgot: the modern vampire film

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has continued his series of looks at underappreciated DVDs by focusing on a couple of underrated examples of the modern vampire film, without a single joke about how the genre has been 'sucked dry' of late...

Traffic (Criterion Collection) Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of Traffic: Criterion Collection. After a couple of lacklustre releases, this fine, Oscar-winning film is finally given the treatment it deserves from Criterion, with some very detailed extras indeed.

Billy Liar Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=856&story=3266">Billy Liar</a>. A seminal 60s comedy is released on a technically decent disc, with no extras; however, it is extremely cheap, unlike the Criterion version <p>

Legend (Ultimate Edition) Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=852&story=3259">Legend</a>. A very flawed but frequently fascinating film is released on a splendid DVD, with some strong extras and superb technical quality<p>

The DVDs Audiences Forgot: the films of Stanley Kubrick

In the latest installment of his 'underrated DVDs' series, <b>Alexander Larman</b> has looked at a couple of the less appreciated achievements from the director who many would describe as one of the greatest filmmakers ever, Stanley Kubrick

40 Days & 40 Nights Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=119&story=3247">40 Days & 40 Nights</a>. The film is a weak, poorly scripted and morally dubious 'comedy', with only the odd halfway amusing moment to make it endurable, let alone enjoyable <p>

The DVDs Audiences Forgot: the intellectual cannibal comedy

In the latest of his underrated films columns, <b>Alexander Larman</b> has taken a look at two of the strangest, most daring and brilliantly offbeat films of the last few years, and has lived to tell the tale

Read My Lips Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=116&story=3222">Read My Lips</a>. An intriguing and occasionally ingenious French character study-cum-film noir, the film is worth watching for the two lead performances alone<p>

The Closet (Le Placard) Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=115&story=3216">The Closet</a>. An occasionally uproarious French comedy is, unfortunately, spoilt by a rather dated view of those it attempts to portray<p>

Hart's War Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=114&story=3214">Hart's War</a>. A rather unremarkable attempt at combining several different films in one, with little real success, the only point of interest is a couple of good central performances <p>

The Great Escape (Special Edition) Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=829&story=3193">The Great Escape: SE</a>. Everyone's favourite prisoner-of-war escape film is released on a decent, although unexciting, disc with some good-ish extras<p>

The DVDs Audiences Forgot: the films of Kevin Costner

In the second of his columns on forgotten and underrated films, <b>Alexander Larman</b> has looked at the unappreciated achievements of Kevin Costner, and has realised that the man really has been neglected unfairly in recent years

Speed (Special Edition) Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=826&story=3184">Speed: SE</a>. A hugely enjoyable, if utterly absurd, action film is released on a technically superb disc, with 'quantity over quality' extras<p>

Von Ryan's Express Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of Von Ryan's Express. An entertaining Boy's Own adventure, with a more intelligent script than most, is released on a technically fine disc with no proper extras.

The DVDs Audiences Forgot: the repressed English

In the first of an ongoing series of articles about underrated and ignored DVDs that deserve another look, <b>Alexander Larman</b> has examined a couple of films about one of his favourite subjects, the repressed historical English.

Wilde Review

<b>Alexander Larman</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of Wilde. An intelligent and witty look at one of the greatest men ever to have lived is released on a technically adequate disc with some excellent extras.