Time Of Eve – The Movie

Time Of Eve – The Movie

Time Of Eve – The Movie (Cert PG) 2 Discs (Distributor: Pied Piper) Running time: 107 minutes approx. Release Date: December 29th      Before we get to the main review we need to quickly look at the story behind this title’s belated UK release. Time Of Eve was originally an online only series consisting of … Continue reading

Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours)

Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours)

Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours) France (2013) Dir. Michel Gondry Sometimes one sees a film, painting or another piece of art with a surreal bent to it and the first thought is “What was going through their mind when they came up with that?” Sometimes it is best not to ask – watching the films … Continue reading

The Christmas Party

The Christmas Party

The Christmas Party UK (2014) Dir. Dominic Ryan Once again we take a slight detour from the usual film reviews to take a look at a short film from an up and coming independent British talent. The Christmas Party is the second short film from actor-writer-producer-director Dominic Ryan, who barely seems to have a moment … Continue reading

Tom At The Farm (Tom à la ferme)

Tom At The Farm (Tom à la ferme)

Tom At The Farm (Tom à la ferme) Canada (2013) Dir. Xavier Dolan Xavier Dolan is truly a prodigious talent. At just twenty-five years old, this French-Canadian auteur already has a number of acting roles to his name, five films as a director and is the youngest ever winner of the Cannes Jury Prize. Even … Continue reading

Russian Dolls (Les poupées russes)

Russian Dolls (Les poupées russes)

Russian Dolls (Les poupées russes) France (2005) Dir. Cédric Klapisch Russian Dolls is the second film in what has become known as the Spanish Apartment Trilogy from French writer-director Cédric Klapisch, appearing three years after the original film Pot Luck. It is not really fair to call this a sequel as such since most of … Continue reading

The General

The General

The General US (1926) Dirs. Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman It is quite amazing to learn of a film that has been highly regarded as a timeless classic, upon which much praise is regularly heaped, was in fact poorly received at the time of its initial release, performing poorly at the box office as result. … Continue reading

WataMote – The Complete Collection

WataMote – The Complete Collection

WataMote – The Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 297 minutes approx. Release Date: December 15th      Before we get to the show itself we need to discuss its title, in case anyone who relies on anime for their Japanese language lessons believes they’ve discovered a new word. WataMote is in … Continue reading

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Diplomacy (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studio Canal) Running Time: 80 mins approx Release Date: December 8th World War II has been fertile ground for writers and film makers ever since, well… the war began but it has only been recently in which the more sensitive subjects have been addressed, along with a keener sense … Continue reading

Third Contact

Third Contact

Third Contact UK (2013) Dir. Simon Horrock With the onslaught of mega budgeted Hollywood blockbusters commanding our cinemas, it is a delight when a film comes along which successfully demonstrates that a strong script, compelling story, a committed cast and plenty of ambition can overcome the shortcomings of limited financial backing. I present to you … Continue reading