Ode To The Goose (Gunsan: Geowileul Nolaehada)

Ode To The Goose (Gunsan: Geowileul Nolaehada) Korea (2018) Dir. Zhang Lu As I recall, there is no serenading of any geese in this film from Chinese-Korean novelist turned director Zhang Lu but there is plenty of pathos behind this sprawling tale of identity, the pain of fitting in, and navigating the many problems life … Continue reading Ode To The Goose (Gunsan: Geowileul Nolaehada)

Attack On Titan – Series 3 Part One

Attack On Titan - Series 3 Part One (Episodes 38-49) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray/4 Discs Ltd Combo Collector’s Edition (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 287 minutes approx     The ongoing battle between humans and Titans is one that threatens to rage for a long time to come, but half the battle is understanding the … Continue reading Attack On Titan – Series 3 Part One

Chihayafuru Part 3 (Chihayafuru: Musubi)

Chihayafuru Part 3 (Chihayafuru: Musubi) Japan (2018) Dir. Norihiro Koizumi It’s time for the saga of high school girl Chihaya Ayase and her passion for the traditional Japanese card game Karuta to come to an end with this final chapter in the live action movie trilogy, based on the ongoing manga by Yuki Suetsugu. The … Continue reading Chihayafuru Part 3 (Chihayafuru: Musubi)

Pain And Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Pain And Glory (Dolor y gloria) Spain (2019) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar Filmmaking means many things to different people - some like to use it as a tool to air an opinion or viewpoint on a serious matter, others like to experiment. There are those who choose to simply entertain and make people happy, whilst many … Continue reading Pain And Glory (Dolor y gloria)


Donbass Ukraine (2018) Dir. Sergei Loznitsa Humour, as I have observed before, can be subjective, and doesn’t always travel well between countries and cultures. Satire is one of the harder divisions of humour to cross borders, demonstrated by this offering from Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa which is so short on laughs it’s more a vicious … Continue reading Donbass

Border (Gräns)

Border (Gräns) Sweden (2018) Dir. Ali Abbasi Scandinavian folklore has been inventively fanciful but also rather dark compared to many other nations, which might explain why their horror stories always have a distant but palpably needling sense of plausibility about them. Or maybe their grey landscapes simply encourage bleak thoughts? Tina (Eva Melander) is a … Continue reading Border (Gräns)

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 68 minutes approx. I hope you are all sitting down when reading this as the following statement might come as a bit of a shock to you. Ahem… Kizumonogatari - Nekketsu isn’t that bad. Are you still with me? If it is … Continue reading Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu