Of Girls And Horses

Of Girls And Horses

Of Girls And Horses (Cert 15) 1 Discs DVD (Distributor: Peccadillo Pictures) Running Time: 82 minutes approx. Release Date – July 27th German filmmaker Monika Treut has a thirty plus years career behind her, taking in documentaries and feature length films of varying subject matters, although gay love is a common theme. Thus it shouldn’t … Continue reading

The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy UK (2015) Dir. Peter Strickland The mark of a good filmmaker is often revealed in their versatility and range of styles, themes and genres they tackle. British director Peter Strickland is only three films into his career yet they are all distinctly different. Following his debut, the rural Romanian set Katalin … Continue reading

One Piece Collection 11

One Piece Collection 11

One Piece Collection 11 (Episodes 253-275) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 520 minutes approx. Release Date: August 10th      We were left emotionally drained by the revelations in the first part of the Water Seven story arc, which led to a split within the Straw Hats. First Ussop had a falling … Continue reading

La Bête Humaine

La Bête Humaine

La Bête Humaine France (1938) Dir. Jean Renoir The English translation of this film’s title, based on the novel by Emile Zola, is The Human Beast, but to which one of the three main characters this is referring is the conceit of one of Jean Renoir’s most popular and successful films. Roubaud (Fernand Ledoux) is … Continue reading

A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære)

A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære)

A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære) Denmark (2012) Dir. Nikolaj Arcel Our Scandinavian neighbours have proven themselves as masters of the dark and brooding crime thriller with their vast catalogue of superb TV series, but this doesn’t mean we should dismiss them as one hit wonders. They are equally capable of delivering compelling and visually … Continue reading

Captain Earth Part 1

Captain Earth Part 1

Captain Earth Part 1 (Episodes 1-13) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Release Date: August 10th It’s a good thing we don’t take anime too seriously otherwise we here in the west would be under the misapprehension that piloting a giant mecha to save the earth is a mandatory rite … Continue reading

Paper Souls (Les âmes de papier)

Paper Souls (Les âmes de papier)

Paper Souls (Les âmes de papier) France (2013) Dir. Vincent Lannoo The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword but could it also be mightier than science and the nature of life itself? This quirky light drama / rom-com from Belgian director Vincent Lannoo ponders this peculiar idea on our behalf. Successful novelist Paul … Continue reading

Mommy

Mommy

Mommy Canada (2014) Dir. Xavier Dolan Much was made of the fact that the late great Orson Welles was just 25 when he made his directorial debut with the colossal Citizen Kane; French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan was 25 when making Mommy, his FIFTH film! Dolan returns to the subject of the mother/son relationship, previously explored … Continue reading

Spider Forest (Geomi sup)

Spider Forest (Geomi sup)

Spider Forest (Geomi sup) Korea (2004) Dir. Song Il-gon K-Horror often has a darker, psychological edge over its Japanese counterpart, largely through not looking to its traditional folklore for its inspiration. While just as guilty of inflicting long, black haired vengeful girl spirits upon us as the Japanese, Koreans generally take a much different route … Continue reading