Movie Review – Mission: Possible

Mission: Possible Korea (2021) Dir. Kim Hyeong-Joo Getting involved in international espionage requires physical excellence, nerves of steel, the ability to improvise and of course intelligence. Fall short on any of these, especially the last one, and your career will be very short indeed. Thankfully, such incompatible people working for such organisations only exist in … Continue reading Movie Review – Mission: Possible

Movie Review – Sheep Without A Shepherd

Sheep Without A Shepherd (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Cine Asia) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – April 26th “Why do my actions have consequences?” It won’t surprise you to learn this epigrammatic lament came from Homer Simpson, but for the people involved in this messy tale who should really know better, they learn … Continue reading Movie Review – Sheep Without A Shepherd

Movie Review – Felicità

Felicità France (2020) Dir. Bruno Merle We all have choices. It’s making the right decision that is the key, and often that means having to think about how it affects others rather than just ourselves, which many don’t. This, in essence is one of the responsibilities of being a parent. 11 year-old Tommy (Rita Merle) … Continue reading Movie Review – Felicità

Movie Review – Soul

Soul US (2020) Dirs. Pete Docter & Kemp Powers What is your purpose in life? Is it a talent, a person, a hobby, a calling? Some people go through life without any real direction, following the school, job, marry, kids, retirement, and death pattern and nothing to show for it at the end. Are they … Continue reading Movie Review – Soul

Movie Review – The Burning Buddha Man (Moeru butsuzô ningen)

The Burning Buddha Man (Moeru butsuzô ningen) Japan (2013) Dir. Ujicha “There are many strange things happening in this world”, says the young lady who stars in the live action bookends of this Gekimation opus, and most of these strange things happen in this film! In a family run temple in Kyoto, the current residents … Continue reading Movie Review – The Burning Buddha Man (Moeru butsuzô ningen)

Movie Review – Sound Of Metal

Sound Of Metal (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – April 12th We all have things in life that we takes for granted and as the old saying goes, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”. Top of that list would our well-being, to wit - … Continue reading Movie Review – Sound Of Metal

Movie Review – The Grand Heist (Baramgwa hamjje sarajida)

The Grand Heist (Baramgwa hamjje sarajida) Korea (2012) Dir. Kim Joo-Ho When you think of heists, the primary target is either money or valuables like jewellery, antiques, or gold. If the prize at stake was something else it would seem a tad esoteric or, for a film, anarchic and off the wall. Leave it to … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grand Heist (Baramgwa hamjje sarajida)

Movie Review – Little Tony (Kleine Teun)

Little Tony (Kleine Teun) Netherlands (1998) Dir. Alex van Warmerdam Some people will go to extreme lengths to get what they want and probably don’t even realise how detrimental, pernicious and often insane their plans are. Fortunately, this provides filmmakers with a prime topic for having a little fun with. Brand (Alex van Warmerdam) is … Continue reading Movie Review – Little Tony (Kleine Teun)

Movie Review – Mädchen In Uniform

Mädchen In Uniform Germany (1931) Dir. Leontine Sagan Teenage crushes are a funny thing. They can strike at any time, on anybody, and with anyone as the subject of this unrequited love. Unfortunately, there will always be people ready to snuff out these flames of desire through moral objection or duty of protection. After all, … Continue reading Movie Review – Mädchen In Uniform

Movie Review – A Common Crime

A Common Crime (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Release Date – April 9th In the disparity between the haves and the have nots, the former tend to be viewed as lacking a conscience through the comfort of their existence. This is a generalisation for sure, except elite ruling … Continue reading Movie Review – A Common Crime