Movie Review – Baaram

Baaram India (2018) Dir. Priya Krishnaswamy I’m assuming that you dear reader would care for an elderly family member as much as you could in their time of need, whether it was loneliness, illness or some other health setback. Care homes are usually a last resort but at the same time, nobody wants to prolong … Continue reading Movie Review – Baaram

Movie Review – Summer of ’44 (Die Freibadclique)

Summer of '44 (Die Freibadclique) Germany (2017) Dir. Friedemann Fromm Teenagers in any country in most eras were more interested in living their lives and having fun than being concerned with what the adults were up to do, and this extends to the youth of Germany during World War II. With no interest in Hitler’s … Continue reading Movie Review – Summer of ’44 (Die Freibadclique)

Blu-Ray Review – The Swordsman

The Swordsman (Cert 15) Digital/VOD/1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Cine Asia) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. It is natural instinct to protect what is important to us be it a person, possession, or an ideal. The latter usually occurs in a professional capacity, mostly among people with strong political convictions. Sometimes an overlap affects one’s personal … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Swordsman

Movie Review – The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié)

The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié) France/Belgium (2020) Dir. Michel Hazanavicius Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world emotionally, from playing the bad guy when children play up to fretting over their welfare when they are out of sight. One of the hardest things for some is accepting their little … Continue reading Movie Review – The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié)

Anime Review – Paranoia Agent Collector’s Edition

Paranoia Agent Collector’s Edition (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 339 minutes approx. Stress is a dangerous feeling, one that can cripple and harm in ways we may not be fully aware of. It can make people behave uncharacteristically and make crucial mistakes in desperation, creating needless trauma with far reaching consequences. … Continue reading Anime Review – Paranoia Agent Collector’s Edition

Movie Review – The Eight Hundred (Ba bai)

The Eight Hundred (Ba bai) China (2020) Dir. Guan Hu “The nature of war is always politics.” I’ve always wondered what the phrase “Theatre of War” meant, assuming it was a poetic term for the drama that plays out on the battlefield. Instead, it refers to any area where warfare takes place. If we were … Continue reading Movie Review – The Eight Hundred (Ba bai)

Movie Review – Love Rain

Love Rain Thailand (2018) Dir. Pirun Anusuriya We all need a push in life and it can come from either somebody we know or an outside influence whose impartiality can make all of the difference. A little less likely is getting this encouragement from the other side - i.e. from a ghost who could do … Continue reading Movie Review – Love Rain

Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part US (2019) Dir. Mike Mitchell Having expanded on the Lego franchise with a successful film in 2014, instead of a direct sequel, the universe branched off to focus on individual characters, like with the witty and action packed Lego Batman Movie, and the largely forgotten flop Lego Ninjago … Continue reading Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Movie Review – The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (Tômei ningen to hae otoko)

The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (Tômei ningen to hae otoko) Japan (1957) Dir. Mitsuo Murayama We can only presume Daiei Film’s first foray into sci-fi (and indeed Japanese cinema’s first entry into this genre) was such a huge success that they had to wait eight years before attempting a sequel. Or maybe it … Continue reading Movie Review – The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (Tômei ningen to hae otoko)

Movie Review – Deliver Us From Evil (Daman akeseo guhasoseo)

Deliver Us From Evil (Daman akeseo guhasoseo) Korea (2020) Dir. Hong Won-Chan Everyone makes enemies in their line of work; it is inevitable with so many strong and diverse personalities brought together. In some jobs, this is not just inevitability but almost a job requirement, making it easier to deal with anyone who ruins your … Continue reading Movie Review – Deliver Us From Evil (Daman akeseo guhasoseo)