The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built Denmark (2018) Dir. Lars von Trier What makes a serial killer the way they are? It’s probably fair to say the last filmmaker we would want to ponder this question and put his musings on film is Lars von Trier, but he has never cared what people think of him … Continue reading The House That Jack Built

Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Svaha: The Sixth Finger Korea (2019) Dir. Jang Jae-Hyun Extreme religious doctrine can be scary for of us those on the outside of it, but as religion is not a singular concept, conflicting opinions as to whose God is the one true deity and which teachings are the right ones can also be dangerous among … Continue reading Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong)

Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong) China (2005) Dir. Wang Xiaoshuai Parents only want the best for their children, as they should, which is something children should be grateful for, but children also deserve the chance to grow up and live a life with some independence. When parental desire overrides that of the child, it creates a … Continue reading Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong)

Black Angel

Black Angel (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 81 minutes approx. Release Date – January 27th Innocent until proven guilty - isn’t that the maxim applied to a case where the culpability regarding a serious act or a crime is concerned? That’s the idea anyway. Of course, one has to hope … Continue reading Black Angel

Anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 256 minutes approx. Release Date: January 27th    “Friendship never ends” I never thought I’d be quoting those philosophical giants the Spice Girls but in this case they do have a point. It’s not always true but some … Continue reading Anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day

Sunset (Napszállta)

Sunset (Napszállta) Hungary (2018) Dir. László Nemes It is important to know where we come from as people and as such, we are fully entitled to want to embrace our heritage. Modern genealogy research is likely to reveal hidden secrets about one’s family but this is historical and it’s too late to do anything about … Continue reading Sunset (Napszállta)

The Saga Of Tanya The Evil: The Complete Series

The Saga Of Tanya The Evil: The Complete Series (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 285 minutes approx. Release Date: January 27th    When one thinks of great military/war heroes, every country will have their own yet it is practically guaranteed any name proffered will be male. You can almost picture … Continue reading The Saga Of Tanya The Evil: The Complete Series