Amateurs (Amatörer)

Amateurs (Amatörer) Sweden (2018) Dir. Gabriela Pichler What does it mean to be part of a community? Does it matter if you are native to the country it is in or if you are a long time resident immigrant who has contributed just as much to the prosperity of the community as the others? In … Continue reading Amateurs (Amatörer)

Jaws: The Revenge

Jaws: The Revenge US (1987) Dir. Joseph Sargent Some people just never learn. Then again some people are also greedy so the blindness caused by the lure of the almighty dollar makes them too stupid to learn, like the folks at Universal who thought the world was crying out for another Jaws sequel after the … Continue reading Jaws: The Revenge

Be With You (Jigeum Mannareo Gabmida)

Be With You (Jigeum Mannareo Gabmida) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Jang-Hoon When we make promises, we try to keep them in the realms of achievability especially when they are made to the young. Childish innocence however is a robust and dogmatic form of faith that will not be hindered in expecting one’s word to be … Continue reading Be With You (Jigeum Mannareo Gabmida)

Redoubtable (Le Redoutable)

Redoubtable (Le Redoutable) France (2017) Dir. Michel Hazanavicius Jean-Luc Godard is revered as one of the founding fathers of the French New Wave of the 1960’s, someone whose maverick approach to filmmaking challenged the form, conventions, and language of cinema with films like Breathless. Hailed as a genius by critics, filmmakers and fans alike, if … Continue reading Redoubtable (Le Redoutable)

Underground

Underground UK (1928) Dir. Anthony Asquith How do you go about finding love? Tinder, online dating, nightclubs, social events, specialist hobby groups, or maybe actually talking to that person you fancy at work? According to this classic silent film, it’s apparently as easy as getting on the underground train on your way to work. Shop … Continue reading Underground

Roma

Roma Mexico (2018) Dir. Alfonso Cuarón What do you do for a follow up when your last film is a box office hit that wins seven Oscars - including Best Director - and numerous awards? If you are Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, you team up with streaming service Netflix and release a 135-minute black and … Continue reading Roma

Jaws 3 aka Jaws 3-D

Jaws 3 aka Jaws 3-D US (1983) Dir. Joe Alves Some things should really be left alone. After spawning one fairly entertaining sequel that had no chance of matching the impact of the original Jaws film, Universal Pictures felt the world needed another one. Most people disagreed but Universal believed they had an ace up … Continue reading Jaws 3 aka Jaws 3-D

Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time

Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo(Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 92 minutes approx  One the freshest and funniest shows of the past few years, Assassination Classroom is a favourite of yours truly but has never been reviewed on this site before. This changes with the release of this … Continue reading Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time

Clean Hands (Schone handen)

Clean Hands (Schone handen) Netherlands (2015) Dir. Tjebbo Penning “For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, till death do us part.” This is part of the common declaration a bride and groom are asked to make when they get married, to confirm their everlasting commitment to one another. It doesn’t always work out that … Continue reading Clean Hands (Schone handen)

Aquaman

Aquaman (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. James Wan Of all the comic book superheroes Aquaman was probably the last one fans expected to get a live action film but here it is. Having made appearances in Batman vs. Superman and Justice League, this watery warrior gets his own big screen outing that takes us right … Continue reading Aquaman