The Missing Picture (L’image manquante)

The Missing Picture (L'image manquante) France/Cambodia (2013) Dir. Rithy Panh “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” - Friedrich Nietzsche When looking at the practices and machinations of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge the above quote seem rather apposite, as it could for all communist run states. … Continue reading The Missing Picture (L’image manquante)

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The Lunchbox (Dabba)

The Lunchbox (Dabba) India (2013) Dir. Ritesh Batra For me, the greatest gift World Cinema gives us is the opportunity to look directly into a culture that would otherwise remain unknown to us, or distorted through mainstream and presuming eyes. This charming Indian film does exactly that. Set in Mumbai, Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a … Continue reading The Lunchbox (Dabba)

Tales From The Dark 2

Tales From The Dark 2 Hong Kong (2013) Dirs. Gordon Chan, Laurence Ah Mon & Teddy Robin Kwan As far as follow ups go, this second horror omnibus based on the short stories from noted novelist Lillian Lee hit the screens a mere five weeks after its predecessor, clearly not bothering to wait to see … Continue reading Tales From The Dark 2

Red vs. Blue Season 11

Red vs. Blue Season 11 (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 123 minutes approx. I’d like to apologise in advance for what is going to be the most ignorant review ever posted on this site, as it falls into a category I have absolutely no knowledge or interest in. For some of … Continue reading Red vs. Blue Season 11

Super Sonico The Animation Collection

Super Sonico The Animation Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 284 minutes approx.  You have to hand to the Japanese that despite the often bouts of laziness in the general content, they can literally make an anime series pretty much out of nothing. Super Sonico The Animation is a testament to this … Continue reading Super Sonico The Animation Collection

The Happiness Of The Katakuris

The Happiness Of The Katakuris (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 113 minutes approx. I’ve often wondered had Freud still been alive today and had prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike on his couch, would the great neurologist have quit his job there and then? Because whatever goes on in Miike’s … Continue reading The Happiness Of The Katakuris

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot US (1959) Dir. Billy Wilder At the time of writing this - June 22nd 2015 - it is Billy Wilder’s birthday and he would have been 109 years-old. So what better way to celebrate than with a viewing of one of his most popular and enduring films? And before you curse … Continue reading Some Like It Hot