Bill & Ted Face The Music

Bill & Ted Face The Music US (2020) Dir. Dean Parisot Sometimes, one has an idea that sounds good in theory but inherent problems suggest it maybe it should stay an idea and not put into action. For example, there is making a belated sequel to a film franchise that was very much of its … Continue reading Bill & Ted Face The Music

Crazy For Change (Locas por el Cambio)

Crazy For Change (Locas por el Cambio) Mexico (2020) Dir. Ihtzi Hurtado Because of the class divide caused by an imbalance in how wealth is distributed, there is envy among some when they see how the other half live. They wonder what it would be like to live in a world of luxury, even if … Continue reading Crazy For Change (Locas por el Cambio)

Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban)

Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban) Korea (2020) Dir. Lee Jong-pil “Don’t’ tread on an ant, he’s done nothing to you/There may come a day when he’s treading on you!” Adam Ant almost assuredly didn’t have corporate business in mind when he wrote that lyric for his 1980 classic Ant Music, but it … Continue reading Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban)

Forte (aka Ballsy Girl)

Forte (aka Ballsy Girl) (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. Release Date – January 25th Attracting the opposite sex isn’t as easy as some like to think it is. Confidence in your personality to make the right impression is one thing, but it is true to say most people find … Continue reading Forte (aka Ballsy Girl)

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

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita) Japan (2020) Dir. Shinji Hamasaki Isn’t science great? You can do wondrous things with it and because of it that not only astound the mind but can also defy nature! Shame some people want to take advantage of it for their own personal gain and will stoop to … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Lau Sez-yue Ghosts are supposed to be scary, malevolent beings intent on frightening and tormenting us not helpful and agreeable. Casper The Friendly Ghost set a precedent in kids’ comics but in film they have be few and far between. Which brings us to … Continue reading Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

The Taste Of Tea (Cha no aji)

The Taste Of Tea (Cha no aji) Japan (2004) Dir. Katsuhito Ishii Life in rural Japan would, one might imagine, to be a laid-back existence where the days are lazy, the nights serene, and problems are something other people have. If A Taste Of Tea was an Ozu or Yoji Yamada film then that might … Continue reading The Taste Of Tea (Cha no aji)

Secret Zoo (Haechijianha)

Secret Zoo (Haechijianha) Korea (2020) Dir. Son Jae-Gon If it is all for a good cause then a little deception can be forgiven right? Unfortunately, in the corporate world when money talks and the powerful talk louder, there is no such thing as a good cause when there is a profit to be made, and … Continue reading Secret Zoo (Haechijianha)

Get The Hell Out

Get The Hell Out Taiwan (2020) Dir. I-Fan Wang Politics is a messy business to get involved in. It is where people shed their humanity, and their instincts for self-preservation reduce them to committing acts of shameless venality and display levels of immorality unthinkable to most. In short - it turns people into monsters. A … Continue reading Get The Hell Out