Movie Review – The Columnist

The Columnist (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. Release Date – March 12th “Why couldn’t you be nice?” For all the wonderful things and changes the internet has brought the world it also has created a culture that is toxic and nasty in bullying people for having different opinions or … Continue reading Movie Review – The Columnist

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers UK (1955) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Is there such a thing as a criminal mastermind? They can devise complex, ingenious, and audacious plans to commit a robbery that in theory are foolproof. The only thing they never envision is being caught - or that their downfall would come from an unlikely source. Mrs. Wilberforce … Continue reading The Ladykillers

The Last Days Of Emma Blank (De laatste dagen van Emma Blank)

The Last Days Of Emma Blank (De laatste dagen van Emma Blank) Netherlands (2009) Dir. Alex van Warmerdam Bosses seem to take the purview of employment to ludicrous levels in what they ask of their staff because “they are paying them” whilst acting as a law unto themselves, then can’t understand why they are not … Continue reading The Last Days Of Emma Blank (De laatste dagen van Emma Blank)

Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty UK (2019) Dir. Craig Roberts    “There is no such thing as happiness, just moments of not being depressed!” Mental health is a serious condition that cannot be pigeon holed to one set of symptoms or its effect on people. As someone on the Autism spectrum, I know whereof I speak as some … Continue reading Eternal Beauty

Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan)

Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan) Korea (2020) Dir. Jung Jin-Young One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to lose sense of who they are, to no longer have their own personality - that is, of course, if they are aware that they are becoming somebody else. Then again, how would … Continue reading Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan)

Dancing Mary

Dancing Mary Japan (2019) Dir. SABU Ghosts ruin everything. They ruin people’s lives by haunting them, keeping them away from buildings, being generally disruptive, and can bring misery to those who possess the uncanny ability to be able to see and make contact with them. But, that is he burden one has to bear in … Continue reading Dancing Mary

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Studios) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. In 2007, professional TV and film troll Sacha Baron Cohen claimed to have retired his character Borat Sagdiyev, a tactless, feckless, clueless TV presenter from Kazakhstan after the 2006 mockumentary film Borat. In 2020, just as things are getting worse across … Continue reading Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Rojo

Rojo Argentina (2018) Dir. Benjamín Naishtat You’ve no doubt heard the expression “A good day to bury bad news”. Mostly the province of politicians who don’t want to look totally inept or wilfully pernicious, they quietly release damning or unpopular updates during a disaster in the hope people will be too distracted to notice. Sometimes, … Continue reading Rojo

Tokyo Fist

Tokyo Fist Japan (1995) Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto Boxing has often been referred to as the “noble art”, which raises questions about how punching someone in the face has any relation to nobility, aside from the Marquis of Queensberry devising the modern rules. Instead, it is a popular method of settling issues or long standing grudges … Continue reading Tokyo Fist

Life Is A Long Quiet River

Life Is A Long Quiet River (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 91 minutes approx. It’s all in the breeding. It is generally accepted that people turn out a certain way due to their surroundings or upbringing - those who grow up with luxury will never know the struggle of those … Continue reading Life Is A Long Quiet River