Lebanon (DVD)

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Extra Features…
The commentary with director Samuel Maoz is absolutely outstanding, bringing a personal perspective as he discusses his own wartime experiences hand in hand with the turbulent making of the movie.There are also essays on the conflict, but the commentary is the star of the show. 4 stars

Stars Reymond Amsalem, Ashraf Barhom, Oshri Cohen
Director Samuel Maoz
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Distributor Metrodome
Released August 23


Cherrybomb (DVD)

Like TV hit Skins – with which it bears more than a passing resemblance – Cherrybomb distills the modern youth experience into an orgy of drink, drugs and stupid decisions. Grint impresses, in his first post-Harry Potter role, as Malachy, whose attempts to beat best pal Luke (Misfits star Sheehan) to the heart – and bed – of temptress Michelle (Nixon) bring life-shattering consequences.

Despite his efforts, and the film’s attempts to shock, it’s pretty pedestrian stuff, and won’t hold much interest for anyone on the wrong side of 20. 2 stars

Extra Features
There’s a making of, plus interviews with Sheehan and Grint. 2 stars

This review was originally published in movieScope Issue 18

Stars Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan, Kimberley Nixon
Directors Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Distributor Universal
Released August 23