The White Knights (Les chevaliers blancs)

The White Knights (Les chevaliers blancs) France/Belgium (2015) Dir. Joachim Lafosse  Is there a fine line between charity and subterfuge, where doing something that benefits two parties is a case of the ends justifying the means? If the ultimate objective is to provide mutual happiness is muddying the facts that serious a crime? Joachim Lafosse’s … Continue reading The White Knights (Les chevaliers blancs)

Black Panther

Black Panther (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. Ryan Coogler One noted surprise for Marvel fans when Captain America: Civil War hit the screens in 2016 was the appearance of Black Panther, a hitherto overlooked member of the Marvel universe, among the line-up of familiar faces. With Hollywood embroiled in a diversity scandal, this was a … Continue reading Black Panther

The Legend Of Tarzan

The Legend Of Tarzan US (2016) Dir. David Yates So, 98 years after Elmo Lincoln first donned the famous loin cloth to play Edgar Rice-Burroughs’ legendry creation, Hollywood unleashes it’s long awaited, long gestating modern entry into the Tarzan canon. Can British director David Yates (helmer of the last four Harry Potter films) do the … Continue reading The Legend Of Tarzan

Sounds Of Sand (Si le vent soulève les sables)

Sounds Of Sand (Si le vent soulève les sables) Belgium (2006) Marion Hänsel Those of you on Twitter may have seen the hashtag “First World Problems” which people apply to their whinges about the stupid little things which blight their day. While we can joke about things like this, sometime we do forget that for … Continue reading Sounds Of Sand (Si le vent soulève les sables)

Bamako

Bamako Mali (2006) Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako In a small courtyard in the Mali capital of Bamako, a trial is taking place in which the defendants are the IMF and World Bank accused of being the cause of the African debt and the mass poverty that blights the country, while the opposition claim that homegrown corruption … Continue reading Bamako