Movie Review – Love Rain

Love Rain Thailand (2018) Dir. Pirun Anusuriya We all need a push in life and it can come from either somebody we know or an outside influence whose impartiality can make all of the difference. A little less likely is getting this encouragement from the other side - i.e. from a ghost who could do … Continue reading Movie Review – Love Rain

Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part US (2019) Dir. Mike Mitchell Having expanded on the Lego franchise with a successful film in 2014, instead of a direct sequel, the universe branched off to focus on individual characters, like with the witty and action packed Lego Batman Movie, and the largely forgotten flop Lego Ninjago … Continue reading Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Movie Review – The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (Tômei ningen to hae otoko)

The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (Tômei ningen to hae otoko) Japan (1957) Dir. Mitsuo Murayama We can only presume Daiei Film’s first foray into sci-fi (and indeed Japanese cinema’s first entry into this genre) was such a huge success that they had to wait eight years before attempting a sequel. Or maybe it … Continue reading Movie Review – The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (Tômei ningen to hae otoko)

Movie Review – Deliver Us From Evil (Daman akeseo guhasoseo)

Deliver Us From Evil (Daman akeseo guhasoseo) Korea (2020) Dir. Hong Won-Chan Everyone makes enemies in their line of work; it is inevitable with so many strong and diverse personalities brought together. In some jobs, this is not just inevitability but almost a job requirement, making it easier to deal with anyone who ruins your … Continue reading Movie Review – Deliver Us From Evil (Daman akeseo guhasoseo)

Movie Review – The Invisible Man Appears (Tômei ningen arawaru)

The Invisible Man Appears (Tômei ningen arawaru) Japan (1949) Dirs. Nobuo Adachi & Shigehiro Fukushima “There is no good or evil in science, but it can be used for good or evil purposes” Obviously, this Japanese take on the HG Wells classic should be entitled The Invisible Man Disappears but that would be too blatant. … Continue reading Movie Review – The Invisible Man Appears (Tômei ningen arawaru)

Movie Review – Made In Hong Kong (Heung Gong jai jo)

Made In Hong Kong (Heung Gong jai jo) Hong Kong (1997) Dir. Fruit Chan “There is no take two in life” In 1997, Britain handed its sovereignty of Hong Kong over to mainland China after 156 years of British rule, which one would think, culturally at least, would be cause for celebration and a positive … Continue reading Movie Review – Made In Hong Kong (Heung Gong jai jo)

Movie Review – This Is Cristina (Ella es Cristina)

This Is Cristina (Ella es Cristina) Chile (2019) Dir. Gonzalo Maza Friendship. It is something that is supposed to last forever but we know this isn’t true. People change, circumstances change and not every relationship is built to survive these upsets in life. Those that do should be cherished, those that don’t, any mistakes made … Continue reading Movie Review – This Is Cristina (Ella es Cristina)

Movie Review – On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl)

On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) Hungary (2017) Dir. Ildikó Enyedi In dreams I walk with you In dreams I talk to you In dreams you're mine all of the time We're together in dreams Yup, that’s about the extent of my love life but imagine if dream lovers really did exist. Would that … Continue reading Movie Review – On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl)

Movie Review – Five Graves To Cairo

Five Graves To Cairo US (1943) Dir. Billy Wilder The Germans got everywhere during World War II, despite most films on this subject concentrating on their European occupation, for instance, the desert campaigns that took in Africa. Fear not, British were on hand to thwart this global takeover bid, first taking out the German’s allies … Continue reading Movie Review – Five Graves To Cairo

Movie Review – Voice Of Silence (Sorido Eopsi)

Voice Of Silence (Sorido Eopsi) Korea (2020) Dir. Hong Ui-Jung One of the things I don’t miss about employment is being told what to do and having to do it. Some people are in jobs where they have little say in the decisions made and obey whatever order is given to them. If you work … Continue reading Movie Review – Voice Of Silence (Sorido Eopsi)