The Truth (La vérité)

The Truth (La vérité) France/Japan (2019) Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda What exactly is “the truth”? Despite its definition of being something incontrovertible and factual, it does seem to quite a subjective thing for many people. This might depend on memory but ultimately it is what people want to believe, resulting in waters becoming very muddied if … Continue reading The Truth (La vérité)

It Chapter Two

It Chapter Two US (2019) Dir. Andy Muschietti Sequels are often hard depending on the success of the first film and the story being told, whether it is continuing an overarching plot or progressing a singular franchise. For It Chapter Two, it is more a case of the former but has a lot to live … Continue reading It Chapter Two

In The Loop

In The Loop UK (2009) Dir. Armando Iannucci Politics has always been the best target for satire but in recent years, politicians and their decision making have become such a joke it is difficult to mock them, as it would be parodying a parody. So instead, let’s get back to the simpler times of 2009…. … Continue reading In The Loop

Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)

Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) Mexico (2017) Dir. Issa López Kids are ready to believe anything they are told, so thank god for fairy tales that gives them hope, strength, and nurture their sense of wonderment about the world. This just as well as life today is becoming increasingly unpleasant, even for us oldies. The … Continue reading Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)

Battling Butler

Battling Butler US (1926) Dir. Buster Keaton The things a guy will do to impress a girl. The great thing about cinema is the field is wide open to explore this to the enth degree and beyond, and better still, the innocence of simpler times make it even more fun. Privileged Alfred Butler (Buster Keaton) … Continue reading Battling Butler

Break (Otryv)

Break (Otryv) Russia (2019) Dir. Tigran Sahakyan It seems our friends over in Putin-land are trying their best to keep up with western genre cinema recently, branching out from the usual socio-political dramas and dipping their toes in other areas. We’ve had action thrillers, war epics, even superhero films, now we have a Soviet disaster … Continue reading Break (Otryv)

Wet Woman In The Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna)

Wet Woman In The Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna) Japan (2016) Dir. Akihiko Shiota Q: When is a porno not a porno? A: When it’s a Roman Porno! Nothing to do with a horny Julius Caesar, but a cinematic movement from Japan created in the early 70’s to combat falling cinema attendance. The idea was … Continue reading Wet Woman In The Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna)