Movie Review – The Producers

The Producers US (1967) Dir. Mel Brooks "I was so careful... I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast... where did I go right?" We can only hope that nobody tried to emulate the scam as perpetrated in this classic comedy from Mel Brooks, although there have been many cases of con … Continue reading Movie Review – The Producers

Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce US (1963) Dir. Billy Wilder Okay, so you meet a nice girl and think she is the one, except she has a job that isn’t so nice and you’d rather she gave it up, but she doesn’t want to because it is her way of life. So, how do you go about … Continue reading Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Movie Review – Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles US (1974) Dir. Mel Brooks Mel Brooks turned 95 the other day and to celebrate the BBC showed two of his classic films which I first saw many moons ago. This gave me the chance to watch them again and re-evaluate them through a more mature and critical eye as opposed to just … Continue reading Movie Review – Blazing Saddles

Movie Review – A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda UK (1988) Dir. Charles Crichton Like most people my age, I saw this film when it came out but only saw the “classic” scenes in the ensuing years, so this was a rewatch of the full film after 33 years. It’s nice to see those clips in context again as well … Continue reading Movie Review – A Fish Called Wanda

Movie Review – The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom)

The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom) Korea (2019) Dir. Kang Hyo-Jin Those of us who aren’t the most dynamic, good looking, or adept at physical activities long to be imbued with these skills if we see how cool those who do possess them are. It would be nice to wake up and be a different … Continue reading Movie Review – The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom)

Movie Review – The Con-Heartist (Aii Con Lor Luang)

The Con-Heartist (Aii Con Lor Luang) Thailand (2020) Dir. Mez Tharatorn Never kid a kidder. My dad used to tell me that whenever I tried to pull a stunt on him in my younger days, unaware that he had done the same or similar during his childhood. It begs the question, can a con artist … Continue reading Movie Review – The Con-Heartist (Aii Con Lor Luang)

Movie Review – Farewell: Comedy Of Life Begins With A Lie

Farewell: Comedy Of Life Begins With A Lie  Japan (2020) Dir. Izuru Narushima The male libido. What is it that we chaps can’t keep it in check and turns into liars just to satiate it? Is it our egos or are women just too irresistible? Either way its gets many men into big trouble and … Continue reading Movie Review – Farewell: Comedy Of Life Begins With A Lie

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)