Money

Money Korea (2019) Dir. Park Noo-Ri “Money, it's a crime / Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie” Sorry to be so predictable but is there any other way to open a review about a film with this title than to quote Pink Floyd? Plus it is rather apposite in lieu … Continue reading Money

Ninotchka

Ninotchka US (1939) Dir. Ernst Lubitsch “Garbo Laughs!” Amazingly that tagline was seemingly enough to sell this film to audiences in 1939, just as “Garbo Talks!” worked nine year earlier with Anna Christie her first talkie. That didn’t stop the film being banned in the Soviet Union though, but that is understandable it was a … Continue reading Ninotchka

Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari)

Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari) Japan (1995) Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda Why? Always the key question in any situation and one that rarely yields a satisfactory answer. Without this vital piece of information, it is often difficult to move forward from a troubling or vexing scenario, leaving many with an ominous shadow of mystery hanging over their … Continue reading Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari)

One Missed Call Trilogy

One Missed Call Trilogy (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 322 minutes approx. Release Date – February 24th First, there was the killer video tape. Then the killer computer, and now the killer mobile phone! You have to hand it to the Japanese when they like an idea they milk it … Continue reading One Missed Call Trilogy

Facing The Wind (Con el viento)

Facing The Wind (Con el viento) Spain (2018) Dir. Meritxell Collel Aparicio We all have our own coping mechanisms. Others may not share or understand them but if it helps us get through a hard time and isn’t hurting either us or anybody else, then we should be left to our devices. But, this doesn’t … Continue reading Facing The Wind (Con el viento)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School US (1979) Dir. Allan Arkush Wouldn’t it be cool if there were an education establishment a’la Fame, which teaches the ways of rock music? Of course there isn’t - unless you count the University of Life - which is why kids need rock ‘n’ roll music to help them stick … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

The Fate Of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo)

The Fate Of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo) Hong Kong (1973) Dir. King Hu You’ve heard of Genghis Khan and probably even Kublai Khan but less is known about Lee Khan, largely because he is a fictional creation of legendary wu xia director King Hu. Lee is however, cut from the same cloth … Continue reading The Fate Of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo)