New Video Added!

  Another edit of mine but this one is rather different, which requires a bit of backstory. My film a club, OVFM holds two public film shows a year, in the Spring and Autumn. the Spring show is where we screen our Newsreel, a record of events from the previous year in and around my … Continue reading New Video Added!

Movie Review – Spiritwalker

Spiritwalker Korea (2020) Dir. Yoon Jae-geun Remember when Nik Kershaw sang “Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes, even if it was for just one day”? If this high concept Korean thriller is anything to go by, this is wishful thinking that needs to be discouraged ASAP. A man (Yoon Kye-Sang) finds himself … Continue reading Movie Review – Spiritwalker

Movie Review – West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story US (1961) Dirs. Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise No apologies - After watching Steven Spielberg’s remake last night I felt compelled to give the original a rewatch since it has been 20 years since I last saw it and I needed to be clear on what the differences between the two films … Continue reading Movie Review – West Side Story (1961)

Movie Review – West Side Story (2021)

West Side Story US (2021) Dir. Steven Spielberg There are some films you’d think would be best left alone when it comes to remakes, and musicals would be at the top of the list, unless the idea is to make a non-musical. So, when Steven Spielberg announced he was remaking one of the greatest, most … Continue reading Movie Review – West Side Story (2021)

Movie Review – Happy Hour

Happy Hour (Happî awâ) Japan (2015) Dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi Life. What is it all about? Who knows? We all have our ideas based on how we live but all that does is breed subjectivity and little objectivity, which is understandable. Of course, this means we should learn from other people, whether it leads to positive … Continue reading Movie Review – Happy Hour

Movie Review – The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy (Il ragazzo invisibile) Italy (2014) Dir. Gabriele Salvatores Not a remake of the 1957 sci-fi cash in featuring Robbie The Robot but a rare foray into the superhero genre for Italian cinema. They have dipped their toes in the past, mostly in the late 1960s and early 1970s with low budget rip … Continue reading Movie Review – The Invisible Boy

Movie Review – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge US (2017) Dir. Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg I must confess I wasn’t aware this film existed until it popped up on TV the other night and I didn’t recognise the title. Since I had lost track of the prior entries in this series, I wondered if this was … Continue reading Movie Review – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Movie Review – The Indian Tomb

The Indian Tomb (Das Indische Grabmal) Germany (1921) Dir. Joe May If your husband happens to be a wealthy, influential, and slightly uptight Prince who keeps pet tigers, it is probably best not have an affair, as the consequences may not be pretty. Somehow, asking for a divorce might also be a dangerous thing to … Continue reading Movie Review – The Indian Tomb

Movie Review – The Toll

The Toll Wales (2021) Dir. Ryan Andrew Hooper “Leave the past in the past,” they say - if only we could. No matter how much we wish that dark, troubling moment or ill-advised misdeed would stay in that vault at the back of our memories never to resurface, there will come a day when it … Continue reading Movie Review – The Toll

Movie Review – Ninjababy

Ninjababy Norway (2021) Dir. Yngvild Sve Flikke Being a parent is the most natural thing in the world, or so we are told, except we know this isn’t true. Putting aside the vile abusers who don’t deserve to have kids, there are some who simply have no interest in having children, be it for convenience … Continue reading Movie Review – Ninjababy