Another Child (Miseongnyeon)

Another Child (Miseongnyeon) Korea (2019) Dir. Kim Yoon-seok It is quite incredible, but also rather sad, that some children are forced to grow up much quicker than they should due to circumstances beyond their control. This could be seen as a testament to their maturity and strength of character but this still doesn’t make it … Continue reading Another Child (Miseongnyeon)

The Last Wish (Wei Da De Yuan Wang)

The Last Wish (Wei Da De Yuan Wang) China (2019) Dir. Tian Yusheng It must be great to have good friends who will move heaven and earth just for you, make sacrifices to make a wish come to for you and to miss you when you’re gone. I don’t know what that is like but … Continue reading The Last Wish (Wei Da De Yuan Wang)

Photograph

Photograph India (2019) Dir. Ritesh Batra Families. They mean well but sometimes can’t help themselves interfering in others' lives when things would be better if they worried about their own affairs. Luckily, most of us live in a country or culture where this can be thwarted with a civil word - others aren’t so lucky, … Continue reading Photograph

Ma

Ma US (2019) Dir. Tate Taylor Never depend on the kindness of strangers. It didn’t do Blanche Dubois any good and there is a very good chance it might not always work out for you either, as you never know just into whose hands you are putting your life. Teenager Maggie Thompson (Diana Silvers) moves … Continue reading Ma

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Inrang)

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Inrang) Korea (2018) Dir. Kim Jee-woon Having recently reviewed the classic anime film Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade I was intrigued to learn a live action version surfaced on Netflix in 2018 but not from Japan but from Korea, and directed by the sublime Kim Jee-woon. Expect many comparisons and contrast between Illang … Continue reading Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Inrang)

Hichki

Hichki India (2018) Dir. Siddharth Malhotra Living with any kind of disability is hard, whether it causes serious physical and mental impendence, or is a neurological condition resulting in relatively minor discomfort. The biggest struggle is not so much the condition itself but the acceptance in a society where the natural reaction from other people … Continue reading Hichki

Amin

Amin France (2018) Dir. Philippe Faucon The most I have been away from my own home is two weeks so I can’t imagine what it must be like to leave an entire life behind for a prolonged period of time, especially if it is to earn money for your family. This French film explores the … Continue reading Amin