Blue Spring (Aoi haru)

Blue Spring (Aoi haru) Japan (2001) Dir. Toshiaki Toyoda School was hard, at least for me - bullied, unable to keep up with others - but if this film is any indication, and I hope it isn’t, I got off very lightly compared to the sheer horror on display here courtesy of a group of … Continue reading Blue Spring (Aoi haru)


The Giants (Les géants)

The Giants (Les géants) Belgium (2011) Dir. Bouli Lanners When we were kids we all yearned for freedom from adults around us, allowing us to run amok and have adventures unfettered from disapproval and stringent rules. Yet without being able to return to our families or the oppression of adult rule to rebel against, this … Continue reading The Giants (Les géants)

The Favourite

The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – May 13th If you’re going to do a modern update of All About Eve then you might as well set it in 18th century England if that makes sense. If it does, you’ve clearly … Continue reading The Favourite

Mug (Twarz)

Mug (Twarz) Poland (2018) Dir. Malgorzata Szumowska We are constantly told that what we look like on the outside has no bearing on the sort of person we are on the inside, yet as humans, we cannot help but judge people on face value, pardon the pun. This notion makes up part of the struggle … Continue reading Mug (Twarz)

Khrustalyov, My Car!

Khrustalyov, My Car! (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 147 minutes approx. Release Date – April 29th 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 … Continue reading Khrustalyov, My Car!

Top Knot Detective

Top Knot Detective Australia (2017) Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce Fame can do terrible things to people’s egos if they let it. Many within the entertainment industry seem ill equipped to handle their success and become monsters as a result. The lucky ones finally mature and earn redemption, others are not so lucky, like … Continue reading Top Knot Detective

Die Tomorrow

Die Tomorrow Thailand (2017) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Death. Not a pretty subject to discuss but it is one we have to face up to eventually in our lives. Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is intent on facing this topic head on with Die Tomorrow, an anthology of sorts inspired by real life stories of unfortunate and … Continue reading Die Tomorrow