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Blu-Ray & DVD Review Round-Up: MINDHORN, SONG TO SONG, THE SLAYER & THE HUNTER’S PRAYER - Movies In Focus
Go back to the 1980s with Mindhorn, Terrence Malick disappoints with Song To Song, discover the greatest horror you’ve never seen in The Slayer and Jonathan Mostow and Sam Worthington miss the target with The Hunter’s Prayer. Blu-ray Review: Mindhorn Mindhorn is a loving homage to classic high-concept television shows from the 1970s and 1980s. The 6 Million Man, Knight Rider, Magnum PI and even Bergerac are lovingly mocked in this fun British comedy from the minds of Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby As good as it is, Mindhorn can’t help but feel like a joke stretched-out too far for 90 minutes. The first half of the film really hits the park, but the plot begins to lose focus after 45 minutes. Julian Barratt is excellent as Richard Thorncroft and his portrayal helps sell the whole endeavour, while Farnaby gives hismelf a juicy role as Throncroft’s stunt double, now married to the actor’s former flame and co-star (Essie Davis). This is a solid comedy, but it doesn’t ignite as well as it should. It’s good fun, but it could have been great! Special Features A short making of an a lot of little comedy riffs. Solid. DVD Review: Song To Song [...]