The Last Days Of Emma Blank (De laatste dagen van Emma Blank)

The Last Days Of Emma Blank (De laatste dagen van Emma Blank) Netherlands (2009) Dir. Alex van Warmerdam Bosses seem to take the purview of employment to ludicrous levels in what they ask of their staff because “they are paying them” whilst acting as a law unto themselves, then can’t understand why they are not … Continue reading The Last Days Of Emma Blank (De laatste dagen van Emma Blank)

The Farewell

The Farewell US/China (2019) Dir. Lulu Wang Is there such a thing as a “good lie”? Many might say standard minor untruths like “Yes, that dress is fine”, “Honestly, nobody noticed” and “Yes Boris, you make a great Prime Minister” would qualify but the key there is “minor”. But if the situation was far more … Continue reading The Farewell

Mirai

Mirai (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray/3 Discs Limited Edition (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 98 minutes approx. Much like the legendary Yasujiro Ozu, Mamoru Hosoda has made a career from making films centred on the family unit, yet manages to avoid repeating himself with each passing project, instead finding new ways to convey the message … Continue reading Mirai

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Spain (2018) Dir. Asghar Farhadi “Everybody” is a word that, of late, has been overused by many people trying to justify their own opinions, becoming more of a nebulous exaggeration than a useful pronoun. Usually the problem is when everybody does know that is when dramas arise, especially in a … Continue reading Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)