Movie Review – Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban)

Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban) Korea (2020) Dir. Lee Jong-pil “Don’t’ tread on an ant, he’s done nothing to you/There may come a day when he’s treading on you!” Adam Ant almost assuredly didn’t have corporate business in mind when he wrote that lyric for his 1980 classic Ant Music, but it … Continue reading Movie Review – Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban)

Anime Review – ID: Invaded

ID: Invaded (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 323 minutes approx. Per Wikipedia: “The Id is the instinctual component of personality that is present at birth, and is the source of bodily needs and wants, emotional impulses and desires, especially aggression” In the future, the Mizuhanome System has been developed which … Continue reading Anime Review – ID: Invaded

Movie Review – Forte (aka Ballsy Girl)

Forte (aka Ballsy Girl) (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. Attracting the opposite sex isn’t as easy as some like to think it is. Confidence in your personality to make the right impression is one thing, but it is true to say most people find appearance counts first. Like it … Continue reading Movie Review – Forte (aka Ballsy Girl)

Movie Review – It Stopped Raining (Shizukana Ame)

It Stopped Raining (Shizukana Ame) Japan (2020) Dir. Ryutaro Nakagawa We all fear losing our memory as we get older, robbing us of the chance to reminisce over those moments in life we enjoyed or helped shaped the people we are. If there is one type of amnesia likely to prove most problematic, it is … Continue reading Movie Review – It Stopped Raining (Shizukana Ame)

Movie Review – The Cannibal Club

The Cannibal Club (Cert 18) 1 Discs DVD (Distributor: Matchbox Films) Running Time: 77 minutes approx. People who do bad things eventually get their just desserts. Not that I want to make a meal out of it or over egg the pudding, but it is one of those nourishing facts of life for us to … Continue reading Movie Review – The Cannibal Club

Movie Review – Love Education (Xiang ai xiang qin)

Love Education (Xiang ai xiang qin) China/Taiwan (2017) Dir. Sylvia Chang As time moves on and social attitudes change, some old traditions become redundant and more often than not, illogical to modern thinking, and with the separation between rural and metropolitan life, there will be a clash of opinions about this. Then again, not every … Continue reading Movie Review – Love Education (Xiang ai xiang qin)

Movie Review – Tikkun

Tikkun Israel (2015) Dir. Avishai Sivan Being an Atheist I will never experience a crisis of faith in God, so I can’t relate to the protagonist of this challenging Israeli drama in that respect. However, I can share his sense of emptiness and lack of direction that I and countless others have felt in our … Continue reading Movie Review – Tikkun

Ponmagal Vandhal (பொன்மகள் வந்தாள்)

Ponmagal Vandhal (பொன்மகள் வந்தாள்) India (2020) Dir. J. J. Fredrick The issue of rape and sexual abuse in India is a thorny one, with attacks on young girls also a growing problem. Now they are doing something about it, but corruption within the country’s patriarchal society remains a block in erasing this heinous crime. In … Continue reading Ponmagal Vandhal (பொன்மகள் வந்தாள்)

A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur)

A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) Iceland (2019) Dir. Hlynur Palmason One of the worst things for a grieving person is to discover their partner had a secret life in the wake of their passing. There are many different ways of processing this news and moving forward, anger more than likely to be a … Continue reading A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur)

Something a bit different…8

My first new piece of photo-manipulation/compositing in a while, this one features some familiar faces - provided you've watched some of the video edits I have done that is. In what has to be one of the more natural progressions, I have used some photos of the dinosaurs from Rentadinosaur and brought them together in … Continue reading Something a bit different…8