Movie Review – Judas And The Black Messiah

Judas And The Black Messiah US (2021) Dir. Shaka King “You can kill a revolutionary but you can’t kill a revolution!” It’s astounding to learn these powerful words came from a 21 year old and not a grizzled veteran dissenter, but Fred Hampton was indeed barely out of his teens when he spoke before a … Continue reading Movie Review – Judas And The Black Messiah

Movie Review – Lullaby aka The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce)

Lullaby aka The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce) France (2019) Dir. Lucie Borleteau For parents with very young children, finding the right person outside of the family to entrust their offspring with is an unenviable task at the best of times - not everyone can be Mary Poppins (just ask Emily Blunt). Making the wrong choice … Continue reading Movie Review – Lullaby aka The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce)

Movie Review – The Secret Hero (aka Süskind)

The Secret Hero (aka Süskind) Netherlands (2012) Dir. Rudolf van den Berg “I don’t want to be a hero, I want to be a husband” Thus spoke Walter Süskind, a German-Jew not just caught between two worlds via his DNA but also through his actions. To some, he is a hero for saving the lives … Continue reading Movie Review – The Secret Hero (aka Süskind)

Movie Review – Song Without A Name

Song Without A Name (Cert 12A) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. The bond between mother and child is considered as unbreakable as it is sacred; deny a mother this and an unpardonable sin is committed, the heartbreak and emotional torture is unimaginable. If anything is worse, it is a lack … Continue reading Movie Review – Song Without A Name

Movie Review – Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou)

Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Steven Ma Greif and guilt often go hand in hand in relation to the passing of a loved one whose end came after a long illness. We always feel we could have done more to prolong or maybe save their lives but … Continue reading Movie Review – Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou)

Bad Genius (Chalard games goeng)

Bad Genius (Chalard games goeng) Thailand (2017) Dir. Nattawut Poonpiriya Cheaters never prosper. Whether fiddling the books, taking drugs in sports, or coughing at the right answers on a TV quiz, the plan always falls apart in the end and the culprits are caught. Yet the quest to achieve goals with the least amount of … Continue reading Bad Genius (Chalard games goeng)

Les Misérables

Les Misérables France (2019) Dir. Ladj Ly No matter where, if it is a predominantly white country there will always be racism and unrest with the black communities, a sad truth which was exposed to horrific levels over the past twelve months in the US and later on a wider scale. This French set entry … Continue reading Les Misérables

El Ángel

El Ángel Argentina (2018) Dir. Luis Ortega “You need your stars, even killers have prestige” The Manics may have been trying to appear enigmatic with this lyric but it does have a sliver of truth to it, except “prestige” should be replaced with notoriety. The last thing we want is anyone being influenced by a … Continue reading El Ángel

Mother (Mazâ) Movie Review

Mother (Mazâ) Japan (2020) Dir. Tatsushi Omori Not everybody has it in them to be a parent. Giving birth to a child doesn’t automatically make someone a parent, and neither does loving their children - or convincing them they do. As sad as this sounds that isn’t always enough, and it is the child who … Continue reading Mother (Mazâ) Movie Review

Small Axe

Small Axe UK (2020) Dir. Steve McQueen In 2010, British director Steve McQueen had the idea of making a TV series for the BBC about the lives of black people in Britain, but after he started writing, McQueen realised he had enough material to tell individual stories instead. The result is Small Axe, five feature … Continue reading Small Axe