Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban)

Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban) Korea (2019) Dir. Han Jun-Hee Apparently, motor racing is a corrupt sport. What a shocker eh? Well, that might not be completely true but in the context of this Korean film it is, although it is just one part of the plot and I couldn’t think of another way to open this … Continue reading Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban)

Black Angel

Black Angel (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 81 minutes approx. Release Date – January 27th Innocent until proven guilty - isn’t that the maxim applied to a case where the culpability regarding a serious act or a crime is concerned? That’s the idea anyway. Of course, one has to hope … Continue reading Black Angel

Devils’ Line Complete Collection

Devils’ Line Complete Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 324 minutes approx. Release Date: January 13th    Vampires and humans aren’t meant to get along. I mean, it is only natural since one is an undead creature that feasts on the blood of the living, so the relationship is pretty much … Continue reading Devils’ Line Complete Collection

Vortex (Ting er zou xian)

Vortex (Ting er zou xian) China (2019) Dir. Jackie Gan Quite often, the decisions we make in life are directly influenced by the sort of person we are. Someone with an addictive personality would be more likely to make rash, possibly dangerous decisions, whilst level headed people are presumed to be more rational in their … Continue reading Vortex (Ting er zou xian)

The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File UK (1965) Dir. Sidney J. Furie “There’s a dead American agent in my flat” Under any other circumstances this would be an unusual thing to say but in the context of this classic British spy thriller it is par for the course, though the scene is made even more brilliant by the … Continue reading The Ipcress File

Crime Story (Jung on zo)

Crime Story (Jung on zo) Hong Kong (1993) Dir. Kirk Wong If you think about it, the last person who should ever orchestrate a kidnapping plot is an active police officer. Sure, they can find ways to sabotage the investigation and put their colleagues off the scent but eventually, their malfeasance is going to catch … Continue reading Crime Story (Jung on zo)

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil Digital/VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 110 minutes approx. Release Date – November 15th The title of this violent Korea thriller could almost be the start of a joke that continues “walk into a bar” but there isn’t much at laugh at here, at least not intentionally. This tale … Continue reading The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil