Money Korea (2019) Dir. Park Noo-Ri “Money, it's a crime / Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie” Sorry to be so predictable but is there any other way to open a review about a film with this title than to quote Pink Floyd? Plus it is rather apposite in lieu … Continue reading Money

Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari)

Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari) Japan (1995) Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda Why? Always the key question in any situation and one that rarely yields a satisfactory answer. Without this vital piece of information, it is often difficult to move forward from a troubling or vexing scenario, leaving many with an ominous shadow of mystery hanging over their … Continue reading Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari)

Facing The Wind (Con el viento)

Facing The Wind (Con el viento) Spain (2018) Dir. Meritxell Collel Aparicio We all have our own coping mechanisms. Others may not share or understand them but if it helps us get through a hard time and isn’t hurting either us or anybody else, then we should be left to our devices. But, this doesn’t … Continue reading Facing The Wind (Con el viento)

The Fate Of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo)

The Fate Of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo) Hong Kong (1973) Dir. King Hu You’ve heard of Genghis Khan and probably even Kublai Khan but less is known about Lee Khan, largely because he is a fictional creation of legendary wu xia director King Hu. Lee is however, cut from the same cloth … Continue reading The Fate Of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo)

So Long, My Son

So Long, My Son (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Curzon/Artificial Eye) Running Time: 178 minutes approx. Release Date – February 10th China is a complex country to us outsiders, and no doubt quite vexing to its inhabitants too. It can’t seem to make up its mind if it is a new capitalist superpower or … Continue reading So Long, My Son

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 108 minutes approx. Release Date: February 24th    Before we get to the main review it is necessary to disappoint anyone drawn to the wonderfully inviting title of this anime film, it is in fact NOT a horror story. … Continue reading I Want To Eat Your Pancreas


Manon (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 106 minutes approx. Release Date – February 24th “Nothing’s disgusting when you’re in love” Like most red-blooded males I am a sucker for a pretty face though thankfully I have never been lead up the garden path by one. This is not to suggest … Continue reading Manon