Movie Review – 6/45

6/45 Korea (2022) Dir. Park Gyu-tae Could you share a huge wealth with people diametrically opposed to you in almost every way - i.e. politically and philosophically? It’s an unlikely situation granted, but everyone needs money and altruism is not lost in everyone, unless your hand is forced. By a twist of fate, a lottery … Continue reading Movie Review – 6/45

Movie Review – The 9th Precinct

The 9th Precinct Taiwan (2019) Dir. Wang Ding-lin So, you think you want to join the police force. What do you think the top qualifications are - nerves of steel? An inquisitive mind? A sense of justice? This may be true but there is one crucial credential that is often overlooked - the ability to … Continue reading Movie Review – The 9th Precinct

Movie Review – Comradeship

Comradeship (Kameradschaft) Germany/France (1931) Dir. G.W Pabst The worst thing about the various wars that have taken place throughout history is how the innocent have been forced into a situation that pits them against their fellow man via false ideals of patriotism. This creates xenophobic distrust in nations where it needn’t exist, but luckily, some … Continue reading Movie Review – Comradeship

Movie Review – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shōjo) Japan (1983) Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi Would you like to know the future? Not just things like the next winning lottery numbers or if it’s going to rain, but crucial events that could result in tragedy like a house fire or Boris Johnson returning as Prime … Continue reading Movie Review – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Movie Review – Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie

Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie Germany (1930) Dir. G.W Pabst “We are all guilty” It’s hard to be objective when looking at the effect war has on people since the politics behind these conflicts tends to dictate our choosing of sides. This means we often overlook the fact that both sides have victims, on … Continue reading Movie Review – Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie

Movie Review – Dear Father

Dear Father India (2022) Dir. Umang Vyas Here in the west, it is a bit of a cliché that the mother-in-law is a thorn in the side of every married couple - she will be either disproving of her son-in-law, or her daughter-in-law won’t be good enough for her boy. In this tale from India, … Continue reading Movie Review – Dear Father

Movie Review – Official Competition

Official Competition (Competencia oficial) Spain (2021) Dirs. Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Unless you have made a film, you have no idea how much work actually goes into it, including ones made by amateurs (like yours truly). Professionals may have corporate funding, big name actors, and access to everything their whims desires but the struggle … Continue reading Movie Review – Official Competition

Movie Review – Lolo

Lolo France (2015) Dir. Julie Delpy When a marriage doesn’t work out, there is no law to say that you can’t try again to find that special someone to share your life with. There is however a hurdle to overcome in the form of any children from that marriage, and like it or not, no … Continue reading Movie Review – Lolo

Movie review – Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (Separate den dam, rind hares delayer tunas) Indonesia (2021) Dir. Edwin “Only a man, who can’t get it up, can face death without fear.” Quite a bold philosophical statement but does it ring true? Viewed through the lens of toxic masculinity and this would quite possibly be a … Continue reading Movie review – Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Movie Review – Almost Coming, Almost Dying

Almost Coming, Almost Dying (Kumoman) Japan (2017) Dir. Toshimasa Kobayashi “No man lives without embarrassing himself” Life is so unfair to many of us. We spend our time in the shadows of society who get to enjoy themselves and partake in everything fun, but when it is finally our turn, fate ruins the moment by … Continue reading Movie Review – Almost Coming, Almost Dying