Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Department Q - The Absent One (Fasandræberne) Denmark (2014) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard This gruesome, sinuous slice of Nordic Noir is the second film in the Department Q series based on the novels of Jussi Adler-Olsen, following 2013’s Keeper Of Lost Causes. As is usually the case, the cast list gives fans a chance to play … Continue reading Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Blind Mountain (Mang shan)

Blind Mountain (Mang shan) China (2007) Dir. Li Yang “How can anything survive / When these little minds tear you in two..” So sung Gene Pitney in his 1961 hit Town Without Pity and while the central location of this stark and incendiary Chinese film is a mountain village and not a town, the above lament … Continue reading Blind Mountain (Mang shan)

Pusher III – I’m The Angel Of Death

Pusher III - I’m The Angel Of Death Denmark (2004) Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn And so we come to the final instalment of the Pusher trilogy, creation of Danish writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn who has since become a polarising figure in Hollywood through his stylish but oblique output. We’re still in Copenhagen but this time … Continue reading Pusher III – I’m The Angel Of Death

MIB’s Instant Headache Fifth Anniversary!!

  Against all expectations, this humble blog of mine is five years old. In actual fact the fifth anniversary of its creation was back in March but today marks the date it was officially launched and the first post added to it, which is why I am taking that as the date of birth for … Continue reading MIB’s Instant Headache Fifth Anniversary!!

Pusher II – With Blood On My Hands

Pusher II - With Blood On My Hands Denmark (2004) Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn Danish writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn returns to the streets of Copenhagen for the second instalment in his Pusher trilogy after his first English language big budget film Fear X in 2002 bombed big time. Despite the eight-year gap between films the … Continue reading Pusher II – With Blood On My Hands

WWE – Finn Bálor – Iconic Matches

WWE – Finn Bálor - Iconic Matches (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 73 minutes approx. Release Date: April 17th There have been some very bold titles for WWE Home Video releases but this one has to be a top contender to take the biscuit. No disrespect to the subject of … Continue reading WWE – Finn Bálor – Iconic Matches

Elite Squad 2 – The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora é Outro)

Elite Squad 2 - The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora é Outro) Brazil (2010) Dir. José Padilha Having broken box office records in its native Brazil and upset the establishment in the process, the success of Elite Squad beget the obvious sequel, which, as many sequels do, has a lot … Continue reading Elite Squad 2 – The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora é Outro)