Marty

Marty US (1955) Dir. Delbert Mann What is it with Italian mothers and their sons? They want them to get married and have a family of their own but don’t want them to have a life of their own. I suppose this isn’t exclusive to Italian families but for the sake of the titular singleton … Continue reading Marty

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November

November Estonia (2017) Dir. Rainer Sarnet There must be something in the water in Eastern Europe as many of THE weirdest films come from this region. Throwing their hat into the ring is Estonia - making their first appearance on this site - with a film framed within its own unique folklore, so if you … Continue reading November

Nightfall

Nightfall (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 79 minutes approx. Release Date – June 3rd Assumptions. We all make them from time to time but often the embarrassment of them leaving us with egg on our faces could be avoided by simply asking that ill-important question, rather than demanding an answer … Continue reading Nightfall

Paths Of Glory

Paths Of Glory US (1957) Dir. Stanley Kubrick When someone enlists or is conscripted into the army, they expect the enemy to be the one on the other side of the trench, not within their own ranks. This early anti-war classic from Stanley Kubrick demonstrates that ignorance, lack of empathy and misplaced bravado are less … Continue reading Paths Of Glory

The Big Clock

The Big Clock (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – May 13th Imagine being so good at your job that your employer entrusts only the biggest projects to you until you are unwittingly given one that is going to incriminate you in a crime you didn’t … Continue reading The Big Clock

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!

Panique

Panique France (1946) Dir. Julien Duvivier Living in a small town where everyone knows you and your business leads to gossip and we all know the harm gossip can do to someone’s name and reputation. It’s worse when that person is innocent but that never stops the tongues wagging of the denizens of an ignorant, … Continue reading Panique