Movie Review – France

France France (2021) Dir. Bruno Dumont Readers of a certain vintage may recall when Angus Deayton had to step down as host of satirical news quiz Have I got News For You in 2002 when he was caught being a naughty boy - not once but twice. The hook behind the moral outrage was the … Continue reading Movie Review – France

Movie Review – Lady Whirlwind

Lady Whirlwind (Tie zhang xuan feng tui) Hong Kong (1972) Dir. Huang Feng Hell hath no fury etc… In this case it isn’t a woman scorned but the sister of the woman scorned who is full of fury and plans to unleash hell on the perpetrator - except she ends up being his fight partner … Continue reading Movie Review – Lady Whirlwind

Movie Review – Seven Weeks

Seven Weeks (No no nanananoka) Japan (2014) Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi Life is an ongoing thing - when one of us dies, the world doesn’t come to an end, it carries on with someone else picking up the baton, or filing the gap with something of their own. And a life ending after a long run … Continue reading Movie Review – Seven Weeks

Cinema Review – The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future (Cert 15) Theatrical (Distributor: Sovereign Films) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. Release Date – March 24th Bet you didn’t think cows could sing, did you? Well, if they can jump over the moon per the old nursery rhyme, I guess they can do anything. Maybe the … Continue reading Cinema Review – The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future

Movie Review – The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb Ireland/Belgium (2019) Dir. Małgorzata Szumowska Cults are scary. That a person or persons can influence others into following them and their distorted and pernicious philosophies is petrifying. I know they prey on the vulnerable and fill their heads with mind controlling nonsense but something has to give sooner or later, and can’t … Continue reading Movie Review – The Other Lamb

Blu-ray Review – Corsage

  Corsage (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Picturehouse Entertainment) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. Release Date – March 13th Life supposedly begins at 40 - unless you are in the public eye in which case you can’t be seen looking your age, which has always been daft to me. Anyway, for some this is … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Corsage

Movie Review – Love Steaks

Love Steaks Germany (2013) Dir. Jakob Lass Hotels and similar service establishments are something we all take for granted, some more than others *cough* rock stars *cough*. It’s not just the services they provide but the people on the serving end we expect to be at our beck and call 24/7 - we seem to … Continue reading Movie Review – Love Steaks

Movie Review – Even If This Love Disappears From The World Tonight

Even If This Love Disappears From The World Tonight (Konya, Sekai kara kono Koi ga Kietemo) Japan (2022) Dir. Takahiro Miki As we get older, our memory start to fail us and yes, the hackneyed joke about going into a room and forgetting why you went in there is true, something which is of huge … Continue reading Movie Review – Even If This Love Disappears From The World Tonight

Movie Review – Invisible Ghost

Invisible Ghost US (1941) Dir. Joseph H. Lewis People affected by grief can undergo extreme personality changes that take a while to subside - or worse, they may never recover from it and are stuck in a horrific limbo of self-pity and emotional malaise. The worst-case scenario of how this manifests itself is the one … Continue reading Movie Review – Invisible Ghost

VOD Review – Holy Spider

Holy Spider (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: MUBI) Running Time: 117 minutes approx. Release Date – March 10th Life in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries for women is not a happy existence, as they struggle under the oppression of a strict patriarchal Islamic society. This has been documented in both the news and in fiction … Continue reading VOD Review – Holy Spider