The Third Wife

The Third Wife Vietnam (2018) Dir. Ash Mayfair For many young women getting married is - or was - a dream, largely for the pomp and ceremony of the wedding process, not to mention be the sole spectacle in their luscious white bridal gown. In other cultures however, marriage is a choice from the hands … Continue reading The Third Wife

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Capernaum (Capharnaüm)

Capernaum (Capharnaüm) Lebanon (2018) Dir. Nadine Labaki Poverty is a major global issue and whilst it is shocking in developed countries like ours, we are probably blasé about its existence in war torn countries. For her latest film, Nadine Labaki takes us to Lebanon for this brutally raw tale of life on the breadline. Capernaum … Continue reading Capernaum (Capharnaüm)

Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 82 minutes approx. Release Date: September 9th   Regular readers of this site (both of you) will recall something uncharacteristic happened in my review of the second Kizumonogatari film Nekketsu - I didn’t hate it. I also pondered with this would be … Continue reading Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

Away You Go (Rückenwind von vorn)

Away You Go (Rückenwind von vorn) Germany (2018) Dir. Philipp Eichholtz Many people get to a point where they become disillusioned with their lives, fearing it is not going in the direction they had hoped. This could be down to a number of factors and often results in a drastic change of philosophy and attitude … Continue reading Away You Go (Rückenwind von vorn)

Birds Of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

Birds Of Passage (Pájaros de verano) Columbia (2018) Dirs. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra Drugs ruin lives. Families can also ruin lives. Do we stay away from drugs and families? As flippant a suggestion that might sound, there may come a time where the latter might be the only way to survive, and I don’t … Continue reading Birds Of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

Kuma

Kuma Austria (2012) Dir. Umut Dağ When we are born, our parents may already have our futures mapped out for us, but chances are they won’t coincide with whatever we eventually decide for ourselves. Many of us should also consider ourselves lucky we live in a society that allows us to choose our own path, … Continue reading Kuma

Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi)

Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi) Japan (2017) Dir. Kazuya Shiraishi Is it possible to love someone too much, even if they hurt you badly and that pain never seems to abate to much how you move on with your life? Broken hearts can be mended but broken minds are much … Continue reading Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi)