Another Round (Druk)

Another Round (Druk) Denmark (2020) Dir. Thomas Vinterberg There is an episode of The Simpsons where, after prohibition is enforced on Springfield then eventually revoked, Homer celebrates with the toast "To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems". It may have been said in jest, but is an aphorism that is … Continue reading Another Round (Druk)

WWE – Andre The Giant

WWE – Andre The Giant (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. A rare one this, a WWE release that isn’t exclusively a WWE production. Andre The Giant is in face a documentary by Jason Hehir for the HBO TV channel in the US, which the WWE had a … Continue reading WWE – Andre The Giant

On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja)

On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) Korea (2017) Dir. Hong Sang-soo  I’m starting to wonder if I am a glutton for punishment in continuing to watch films by Hong Sang-soo as recently have offered diminishing returns for my tastes, yet for my sins, I keep hoping maybe Hong has recaptured the form … Continue reading On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja)

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome)

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome) Japan (2017) Dir. Masaaki Yuasa Time is a funny thing. It can make moments in life seem either mind numbingly endless or disappointingly short. Conversely, we could suffer a brief instance of misery or a lifetime of happiness within a singular period. … Continue reading The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome)

Woman Is The Future Of Man/Tale Of Cinema – Two Films by Hong Sang-Soo

Woman Is The Future Of Man/Tale Of Cinema - Two Films by Hong Sang-Soo (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 88 minutes approx./ 89 minutes approx. Korean auteur Hong Sang-Soo might be a regular feature on festival programmes and known to cineastes worldwide yet only 2013’s Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, has had … Continue reading Woman Is The Future Of Man/Tale Of Cinema – Two Films by Hong Sang-Soo

Harvey

Harvey US (1950) Dir. Henry Koster Time for ol’ MIB to strike another classic film of his never-ending “To Watch” list, in the form of this quirky comedy from 1950, originally a Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play written by Mary Chase, who also adapted her work into the screenplay for this cinematic outing. Elwood P. … Continue reading Harvey

Colossal

Colossal US (2016) Dir. Nacho Vigalondo I don’t drink. As a teen I was unable to admit this because of peer pressure and it was because of this that I grew to actively resent the whole drinking culture, but as an adult, I can declare my abstinence with pride. Plus alcohol tastes disgusting! But while … Continue reading Colossal

Right Now, Wrong Then (Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da)

Right Now, Wrong Then (Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da) Korea (2015) Dir. Hong Sang-Soo If the gossip columns are to be believed there is a certain amount of “life imitating art” to be found in this recent entry from Korean auteur Hong Sang-Soo, which also poses the indeterminable “chicken and egg” question. Split into two parts, Right Now, Wrong … Continue reading Right Now, Wrong Then (Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da)