Vixen VOD (Distributor: Darkcoast) Running Time: 88 minutes approx. Ever wondered what Die Hard would be like with a cute kick-ass Asian female lead and not Bruce Willis? You probably haven’t but that hasn’t stopped legendary Hong Kong film expert and polymath Bey Logan from concocting a script on that very basis for this Chinese/international … Continue reading Vixen
The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. If you’re going to do a modern update of All About Eve then you might as well set it in 18th century England if that makes sense. If it does, you’ve clearly seen the previous films from … Continue reading The Favourite
Girl (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. Transgender identity and surrounding issues are difficult to portray in film for fear of accusations from the LGBT community of inaccurate representations of the characters. Lukas Dhont’s Girl, based on the real life story of Belgium trans dancer Nora Monsecour, … Continue reading Girl
Yakuza Law (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. “The Yakuza are groups of men bound by ironclad rules.” So boasts the legend at the start of this film, which may very well be true but it does also give the “King of Cult” Teruo Ishii an opportunity to … Continue reading Yakuza Law
The Big Clock (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Imagine being so good at your job that your employer entrusts only the biggest projects to you until you are unwittingly given one that is going to incriminate you in a crime you didn’t commit. Sound confusing? George Stroud … Continue reading The Big Clock
Khrustalyov, My Car! (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 147 minutes approx. Russian cinema is very much in a league of its own when it comes to the arcane and idiosyncratic but this is to be expected given it is a country whose history is one of great turmoil and political … Continue reading Khrustalyov, My Car!
Terra Formars (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 109 minutes approx. If there is an anime or manga most people would not think of trying to adapt into a live action film you can always count on Takashi Miike to step up. Whether it is the camp silliness of Yatterman, the … Continue reading Terra Formars