A strong audio-visual transfer makes the long-awaited arrival of Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winner to Blu-ray well worth the wait.
The austere visual style of the film is but a veneer over the deceptively radical treatment of the musical biopic.
After a while, it’s hard to escape the fact that the audience is watching a potential monster movie in which most of the fun stuff—i.e. the monster—has been pared away.
Opening a new season with the Daleks—pitting the Doctor against his oldest and most famous adversaries—has always been a temptation for the producers of Doctor Who.
Masters of horror should marvel at Cristian Mungiu’s canny deployment of red herrings