The Fish Child (El niño pez)

The Fish Child (El niño pez) Argentina (2009) Dir. Lucía Puenzo Love, apparently, knows no boundaries, be it is age, race, gender, or nationality though in some cases, obstacles are almost assured. One potential interference is class and social status, where the rich and privileged wouldn’t dream of letting their children fraternise with the lower … Continue reading The Fish Child (El niño pez)

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The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man UK (1973) Dir. Robin Hardy As an atheist, I often tend to take a dim view the influential effect of religion, based on the actions of extremists whose interpretation of their teachings result in dangerous and antagonistic myopia. And to support my case I present to you exhibit A - the classic … Continue reading The Wicker Man

Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi)

Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi) Japan (2017) Dir. Kazuya Shiraishi Is it possible to love someone too much, even if they hurt you badly and that pain never seems to abate to much how you move on with your life? Broken hearts can be mended but broken minds are much … Continue reading Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi)

Midnight Runners (Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal)

Midnight Runners (Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal) Korea (2017) Dir. Kim Ju-hwan It was 35 years ago the first Police Academy film arrived, and recently there was talk of a reboot, though concerns were how it would fare in today’s politically correct climate. With this idea still in limbo, Korean cinema suggests how it might work with Midnight Runners, … Continue reading Midnight Runners (Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal)

The Big Clock

The Big Clock (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Imagine being so good at your job that your employer entrusts only the biggest projects to you until you are unwittingly given one that is going to incriminate you in a crime you didn’t commit. Sound confusing? George Stroud … Continue reading The Big Clock

Divergence (Saam cha hau)

Divergence (Saam cha hau) Hong Kong (2005) Dir. Benny Chan Take one acclaimed Hong Kong police/action director, three capable, popular actors and an award winning writer, put them together in the same crime thriller with a strong support cast in the hope of emulating the success of the seminal Infernal Affairs, and the result is… … Continue reading Divergence (Saam cha hau)

The Vanished (Sarajin Bam)

The Vanished (Sarajin Bam) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Chang-Hee If there is a benefit to getting older and becoming more forgetful it is that one can watch a film then, when the remake comes along few years later you’ve forgotten everything about it so the newer version is completely fresh to you. It also makes … Continue reading The Vanished (Sarajin Bam)