Yakuza Law

Yakuza Law (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. “The Yakuza are groups of men bound by ironclad rules.” So boasts the legend at the start of this film, which may very well be true but it does also give the “King of Cult” Teruo Ishii an opportunity to … Continue reading Yakuza Law

Omar

Omar Palestine (2013) Dir. Hany Abu-Assad Being in love will always mean hardships for young couples to overcome, whether it is disapproving parents, age gaps, or compatibility issues, but arguably the most damaging obstacle after religion, is politics. We’re not talking about having to deal with your new love being a Tory voter; the politics … Continue reading Omar

Western

Western Germany (2017) Dir. Valeska Grisebach  In the long running radio comedy panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue one of the games played is One Song To The Tune Of Another, a self-explanatory musical round in which the teams sing the lyrics of one song to the tune of a completely different one. … Continue reading Western

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday US (1940) Dir. Howard Hawks “Oh, they ain’t human!” “I know, they’re newspapermen!” Kids today would call that a “sick burn” although it does demonstrate how our perception of the media hasn’t really changed in almost 80 years. His Girl Friday is in fact a remake of a 1931 film The Front … Continue reading His Girl Friday

Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham UK (2010) Dir. Nigel Cole I don’t know if it should be regarded as a disappointment that 50 years after the strike for equal pay by female workers at the Ford factory in Dagenham that women are still fighting for the same thing. Conversely, this story might stand up as a valid … Continue reading Made In Dagenham

The Piper (Sonnim)

The Piper (Sonnim) Korea (2015) Dir. Kim Gwang-tae Leave it to the Koreans to take a popular, timeless fairy tale for kids and turn it into a horrifying nightmare film to give everyone the willies! They did it before with the rather spooky Hansel & Gretel back in 2008, now it’s the Pied Piper of … Continue reading The Piper (Sonnim)