WWE – TLC 2018

WWE – TLC 2018 (Cert 15) 2 discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 230 minutes approx. The PPV year for WWE closes as it has on many occasions with the annual stunt fest where tables are broken, ladders are fallen off, and chairs aren’t always sat on - or TLC to you and me. … Continue reading WWE – TLC 2018

The Heiresses (Las herederas)

The Heiresses (Las herederas) Paraguay (2018) Dir. Marcelo Martinessi Those who have grown up in a world of wealth and privilege take it for granted, so when the bottom does fall out of their comfy existence it hits them so hard they don’t know how to survive. But, for some, this might be the best … Continue reading The Heiresses (Las herederas)

Under The Tree (Undir trénu)

Under The Tree (Undir trénu) Iceland (2017) Dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson It’s amazing how things can escalate from a harmless neighbourly request to full on war of attrition but people are funny like that. Naturally, we don’t like to think our neighbours could be that unreasonable or petty, but you never can tell as this … Continue reading Under The Tree (Undir trénu)

Collector (Kollektor)

Collector (Kollektor) Russia (2016) Dir. Aleksey Krasovskiy When does the rationale “I’m only doing my job” lose its meaning and becomes a lame excuse for inexcusable behaviour? Not jobsworth traffic wardens and the like who refuse to bend the rules or turn a blind when common sense or emergencies call for it, rather overly ambitious … Continue reading Collector (Kollektor)

Funny Cow

Funny Cow UK (2017) Dir. Adrian Shergold Maybe it is a British thing but it is a remarkable trait of ours that a lot of comedy is born from the darkest of places, and I don’t just mean ‘Oop North either! That wasn’t a slight against those of you on the other side of the … Continue reading Funny Cow

One Cut Of The Dead

One Cut Of The Dead (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Zombie films have reached their zenith. Discuss. Actually, don’t because it seems they haven’t after all. When Shaun Of The Dead reignited the genre back in 2004 it opened the floodgates for imitators and … Continue reading One Cut Of The Dead

Bright Future (Akarui mirai)

Bright Future (Akarui mirai) Japan (2002) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Only in Japan could a jellyfish be a symbol for a disenchanted young man to find his place in the world. Although this is a work from Kiyoshi Kurosawa and he is at his most obtuse with this slow, brooding arthouse drama. Yuji Nimura (Joe Odagiri) … Continue reading Bright Future (Akarui mirai)

The Robber (Der Räuber)

The Robber (Der Räuber) Germany (2010) Dir. Benjamin Heisenberg Why do people run? To stay fit? The joy of being outdoors? The sake of competition and the glory of holding significant wins or record times? If it is the latter, the handsome prize money top-level athletes can earn along with endorsement deals would be a … Continue reading The Robber (Der Räuber)

The Possessed

The Possessed (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. Also known as The Lady Of The Lake (La donna del lago) this debut from Luigi Bazzoni and future producer Franco Rossellini is a straight up mystery thriller yet its startling artistic flair and dizzying presentation affords it the right … Continue reading The Possessed

The Vanished (Sarajin Bam)

The Vanished (Sarajin Bam) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Chang-Hee If there is a benefit to getting older and becoming more forgetful it is that one can watch a film then, when the remake comes along few years later you’ve forgotten everything about it so the newer version is completely fresh to you. It also makes … Continue reading The Vanished (Sarajin Bam)