The Beekeeper (O melissokomos)

The Beekeeper (O melissokomos) Greece (1986) Dir. Theodoros Angelopoulos Getting old - non-one wants it to happen but when it does a number of harsh realities hit us. The question is, how do you react to them? Do you cling on to the past and wallow in nostalgia, or do you simply accept it as … Continue reading The Beekeeper (O melissokomos)

The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

The Wonders (Le meraviglie) Italy (2014) Dir. Alice Rohrwacher Holding true to old traditions and methods isn’t always a bad thing but there are times when refusing to modernise just isn’t practical and the effects can have a far deeper reach than just the financial, as Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature. In a remote … Continue reading The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 104 minutes approx. Sir Ian McKellen is one of our greatest theatre actors yet he rarely gets that elusive lead role on the big screen, providing often scene-stealing support to the overrated Hollywood star instead. So, it is perhaps with some irony that Sir … Continue reading Mr. Holmes

Honey (Bal)

Honey (Bal) Turkey (2010) Dir. Semih Kaplanoglu In a remote part of the Turkish countryside six year-old Yusuf (Bora Altas) lives with his bee keeping father Yakup (Erdal Besikçioglu) and his mother Zahra (Tülin Özen). They live a quiet and modest existence but things slowly begin to crumble for them. Yakup’s bees seem to be … Continue reading Honey (Bal)