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)

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

Little Nothings

Little Nothings (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. There is no “I” in “team” so they say. This is true but not everybody is a team player for many reasons - some are intimidated being around other people, personality clashes are always a destructive element, and then there … Continue reading Little Nothings