Khrustalyov, My Car!

Khrustalyov, My Car! (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 147 minutes approx. Russian cinema is very much in a league of its own when it comes to the arcane and idiosyncratic but this is to be expected given it is a country whose history is one of great turmoil and political … Continue reading Khrustalyov, My Car!

The Student ((M)uchenik)

The Student ((M)uchenik) Russia (2016) Dir. Kirill Serebrennikov If one is going to make film about religion then in this current, politically charged climate of egg shell treading, being openly confrontational isn’t necessarily a smart move, unless you can safely predict the audience is going to divine your intentions. Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov either didn’t … Continue reading The Student ((M)uchenik)

Peppermint Soda

Peppermint Soda (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: BFI) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. If there is one thing that is universal it is our experiences at school. Whether you loved it or hated it, everyone can relate to the trials and tribulations of being in education. Yet it is a little peculiar that … Continue reading Peppermint Soda