Souvenir

Souvenir (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. Release Date – August 14th When an actor has played practically every aberrant, enigmatic and emotionally tortured role possible what is there left to do? If you are irrepressible modern French legend Isabelle Huppert the answer is simple - you play a washed … Continue reading Souvenir

The Working Girl

The Working Girl (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Signature Entertainment) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. Release Date – August 14th In its native France, this debut from Sylvie Verheyde is entitled Amoureux Solitaires (Lonely Lovers) while for international release it has been renamed Sex Doll. Presumably, this would be far too raunchy for uptight … Continue reading The Working Girl

The Truth Beneath (Bi-mil-eun eobs-da)

  The Truth Beneath (Bi-mil-eun eobs-da) Korea (2016) Dir. Lee Kyoung-Mi The popular aphorism “we hurt the ones that love us the most” is the fundamental message behind the long awaited second film from Park Chan-Wook progeny Lee Kyoung-Mi, arriving a mere eight years after her debut Crush & Blush. Elections for a seat in … Continue reading The Truth Beneath (Bi-mil-eun eobs-da)

Get Out

Get Out US (2017) Dir. Jordan Peele America is a funny place. It calls itself the “Land of the Free” yet racial discrimination is still a huge problem over there. Perhaps ironically, or maybe just a sign of the times, it befalls to a black director to satirise this through the medium of film rather … Continue reading Get Out

Take Me For A Ride (UIO: Sácame a Pasear)

Take Me For A Ride (UIO: Sácame a Pasear) Ecuador (2016) Dir. Micaela Rueda Another country can be marked off the list of MIB’s World Tour Of Cinema with Ecuador making its first appearance via this LGBT entry from debutant writer-director Micaela Rueda. It might not break any new ground but it reaffirms that gay … Continue reading Take Me For A Ride (UIO: Sácame a Pasear)

Spotlight On A Murderer (Pleins feux sur l’assassin)

Spotlight On A Murderer (Pleins feux sur l'assassin) France (1961) Dir. Georges Franju Families. You can’t choose them so they say but most of us would be lost without them. But what is it about money that can drive a huge wedge between the tightest of clans, especially if that money comes in the form … Continue reading Spotlight On A Murderer (Pleins feux sur l’assassin)

The Eye Of Silence

The Eye Of Silence France /China (2016) Dir. Emmanuel Sapolsky A popular phrase that has arisen over the past decade or see is “can’t unsee”, usually referring to our having espied something we’d rather not, like our parents in flagrante or the latest Transformers film. For the protagonist of this theatrical debut from French TV … Continue reading The Eye Of Silence