Movie Review – The County

The County (Héraðið) Iceland (2019) Dir. Grímur Hákonarson Local communities are very important for many people. We have to live in the same area so it makes sense there is some semblance of a cohesive, communal attitude. A nice idea but not without its flaws when this self-reliance creates a controlling monopoly, and it is … Continue reading Movie Review – The County

Movie Review – Sleep

Sleep (Schlaf) Germany (2020) Dir. Michael Venus Dreams. We all have them and I don’t mean aspirations and goals but those existential experiences we have when we sleep that see us take on all manner of different forms and posit us in strange or familiar situations, good or bad, that are rooted in reality. Thankfully, … Continue reading Movie Review – Sleep

Movie Review – Grand Blue

Grand Blue (Guranburu) Japan (2020) Dir. Tsutomu Hanabusa Probably to the surprise of no-one, I never went to college or university, instead going straight from sixth form into a job. This means my knowledge of what life is like in further education is based on the stories of decadent exploits of the students we read … Continue reading Movie Review – Grand Blue

Movie Review – Fallen

Fallen (Nak-in) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Jeong-sub Nobody can predict the future - we can only look at the past and learn to make the present a better place. Unless of course one can travel in time therefore, you can learn from the future to fix the past, but then you end up changing the … Continue reading Movie Review – Fallen

Movie Review – Dying To Survive (Wo bu shi yao shen)

Dying To Survive (Wo bu shi yao shen) China (2018) Dir. Muye Wen Corporate greed is one of the biggest threats to society yet is allowed to operate legally and openly without recourse. It’s an anomaly that will never change because the law is usually on the side of the big corporations, allowing them to … Continue reading Movie Review – Dying To Survive (Wo bu shi yao shen)

Movie Review – The Offering

The Offering (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – July 30th Should the past stay in the past or does that one loose end require tying up mean raking up old history to bring the closure one desires, regardless of how much pain and trouble it might … Continue reading Movie Review – The Offering

Movie Review – The Daimajin Trilogy

The Daimajin Trilogy (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 84/79/88 minutes approx. Release Date – July 26th Here’s a treat - a classic kaiju film series receiving its first ever UK release via this Blu-ray set from Arrow Video compiling the three Daimajin films shot simultaneously, each with a different director … Continue reading Movie Review – The Daimajin Trilogy

Movie Review – The Producers

The Producers US (1967) Dir. Mel Brooks "I was so careful... I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast... where did I go right?" We can only hope that nobody tried to emulate the scam as perpetrated in this classic comedy from Mel Brooks, although there have been many cases of con … Continue reading Movie Review – The Producers

Movie Review – The Hands Of Orlac

The Hands Of Orlac (Orlacs Hände) Austria (1924) Dir. Robert Wiene When people have heart transplants they sometimes say they feel a little different from having it replaced by one from another person. This is psychological but may have some merit to it although it may not apply to all forms of transplant - for … Continue reading Movie Review – The Hands Of Orlac

Movie Review – Naked

Naked UK (1993) Dir. Mike Leigh “I’m interested in life” So says the man who spends two hours plus of our time pondering how it is all going to end, and seemingly going out of his way to annoy everyone he meets and getting beaten up for his troubles. Johnny (David Thewlis) is drifter from … Continue reading Movie Review – Naked