Rage (Ikari)

Rage (Ikari) Japan (2016) Dir. Lee Sang-il Trust. It is not any easily relinquished commodity when meeting people in person for the first time yet we think nothing of embracing strangers online, maybe because we can’t them from behind the computer screen. But what if the real life person has an ominous cloud of doubt … Continue reading Rage (Ikari)

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The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons US (1942) Dir. Orson Welles Having wowed everyone (except the paying punters) with his debut film, a little flick you might have heard of called Citizen Kane, Orson Welles felt he could do better with this adaptation of the novel of the same name by Booth Tarkington. And he may well have … Continue reading The Magnificent Ambersons

Elle

Elle (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running time: 131 minutes approx. Release Date: July 10th Some film directors have reputations that precede them and when you learn that they are tackling a certain subject, alarm bells start to ring - like Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven subversive psychological character study is based on Philippe Djian’s … Continue reading Elle

Daughter Of The Nile

Daughter Of The Nile (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 93 minutes approx. Release Date: May 29th  One of the problems with being a film buff is that you often come across films lauded by many that you can’t get to grips with and are left wondering what it is you … Continue reading Daughter Of The Nile

Kubo And The Two Strings

Kubo And The Two Strings US (2016) Dir. Travis Knight Stop motion animation has been something of a lost art in the wake of CGI, with only Aardman being the most prominent keeper of the faith. American studio Laika have quietly been making headway with their blend of old fashioned stop motion and modern technology … Continue reading Kubo And The Two Strings

It’s Only The End Of The World

It’s Only The End Of The World (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. What is it about families that they are usually the last people we tell big news to? Why do we fear their reactions the most? Is it out fault or theirs? Prodigious French-Canadian writer-director Xavier … Continue reading It’s Only The End Of The World

Destruction Babies

Destruction Babies (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. “The most extreme 108 minutes in Japanese cinema history!” proclaims the legend on the cover of Third Window’s latest release. One can almost see Takashi Miike, Shinya Tsukamoto, Sion Sono and possibly Yoshihiro Nishimura smirking to themselves, saying “Challenge accepted!” … Continue reading Destruction Babies