The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time)

The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time) Denmark/Sweden (2013) Dir. Søren Kragh-Jacobsen By now, the phrase “Nordic Noir” will be something of a generic byword for the endless supply of superbly crafted dark, violent crime thrillers set in the gloomiest parts of Scandinavia. The Hour Of the Lynx, based on the stage play by … Continue reading The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time)

Au revoir l’été (Hotori no sakuko)

Au revoir l'été (Hotori no sakuko) Japan (2014) Dir. Kôji Fukada A Japanese film with a French title conjures up a number of possibilities of what it could entail, yet conversely the content of a French film with a Japanese title would be blindingly obvious. In this instance we are given two clues as Au … Continue reading Au revoir l’été (Hotori no sakuko)

WWE – The History Of The Hardcore Championship 24:7

WWE – The History Of The Hardcore Championship 24:7 (Cert 18) 2 Disc Blu-ray / 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 426 minutes approx. “Hardcore” wrestling was around long before to ECW adopted it to differentiate their product from the family friendly fare of the WWF and WCW in the 1990’s. When the … Continue reading WWE – The History Of The Hardcore Championship 24:7

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book US (1967) Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman Yes, I know there is a new CGI version of this classic Rudyard Kipling tale out but the reason for reviewing this eximious Disney version now is twofold - first, the 2016 version will be held up against this film making it necessary to watch for the … Continue reading The Jungle Book

The Girl King

The Girl King Finland (2015) Dir. Mika Kaurismäki Yes, I know the proper term for a female king is a “queen” but the reason for this title becomes apparent rather quickly, or even earlier if one is already aware of the history of the infamous and rather groundbreaking Queen Christina of Sweden. And if she … Continue reading The Girl King

Punch Line Complete Collection

Punch Line Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Disc Blu-ray/3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 293 minutes approx. We all have our weaknesses but they are for us alone to live with, so spare a thought for Yuta Iridatsu, a young lad whose personal problem is likely to have dire, nay cataclysmic consequences for … Continue reading Punch Line Complete Collection

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) France (2015) Dir. Jaco Van Dormael Religion is a touchy subject to create art from, even more so if you choose to lampoon it - just ask the Monty Python team! Clearly not fazed by the prospect of being smote by a bolt of lightning, Belgian writer-director … Continue reading The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)