Small Crime (Mikro eglima)

Small Crime (Mikro eglima) Greece/Cyprus (2008) Dir. Christos Georgiou I’ve only seen a few Greek films and they have all been dour, challenging dramas or pitch black, borderline arcane comedies. So this second feature film from English born Cypriot TV director Christos Georgiou is a gentle and amiable comedy that couldn’t be any more accessible … Continue reading Small Crime (Mikro eglima)

Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao)

Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao) China (2014) Dir. Lu Yang It might surprise you to learn that despite the enticing title throwing up suggestions of swords and bloodshed, this film is actually about gardeners - the titular blades being those made of grass. You’re not buying it are you? Of course this is wu … Continue reading Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao)

Amagami SS Plus Collection

Amagami SS Plus Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 327 minutes approx. Release Date: June 26th  With most romantic anime being about the awkward and eventful journey to true love - with the odd exception, like the awesome My Love Story!! - we rarely get to see … Continue reading Amagami SS Plus Collection

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running time: 87 minutes approx. Release Date: June 26th If you were to describe what makes a horror film, the stock answers would include supernatural beings, monsters, ghosts or extremely violent serial killers. While the rise of the psychological horror has shown that the … Continue reading The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

The Hairdresser’s Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse)

The Hairdresser's Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse) France (1990) Dir. Patrice Leconte We all have our own little passions or obsessions - some are fairly universal like music, films, food, etc. while others are little more esoteric or downright weird in the eyes of others. I think it is fair to say that the … Continue reading The Hairdresser’s Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse)

Julieta

Julieta Spain (2016) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar It would appear that everyone’s favourite Spanish auteur and celebrator of women has reached such iconic status that he afford to open his films with the credit “A film by Almodóvar” - no first name! Then again, he’s earned it, whether this was an act of ego or simple … Continue reading Julieta

The Salesman (Forushande)

The Salesman (Forushande) Iran (2016) Dir. Asghar Farhadi For the better part of this millennium, Asghar Farhadi has been the most prominent figure in Iranian cinema on the international stage, with two Oscars and numerous other awards to his credit. Subtly holding a mirror up to modern Iranian society The Salesman sees Farhadi in a … Continue reading The Salesman (Forushande)