Movie Review – The Toll

The Toll Wales (2021) Dir. Ryan Andrew Hooper “Leave the past in the past,” they say - if only we could. No matter how much we wish that dark, troubling moment or ill-advised misdeed would stay in that vault at the back of our memories never to resurface, there will come a day when it … Continue reading Movie Review – The Toll

Movie Review – Naked

Naked UK (1993) Dir. Mike Leigh “I’m interested in life” So says the man who spends two hours plus of our time pondering how it is all going to end, and seemingly going out of his way to annoy everyone he meets and getting beaten up for his troubles. Johnny (David Thewlis) is drifter from … Continue reading Movie Review – Naked

Movie Review – The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen UK (2019) Dir. Guy Ritchie Criminals know they are not nice people though I doubt they really care as they long as they have money, power, and loyal scumbags willing to get their hands dirty on their behalf. So, how is it then that even though they know criminals are also awful people … Continue reading Movie Review – The Gentlemen

Movie Review – The Columnist

The Columnist (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. “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 for being the wrong colour, … 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