Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél)

Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél) Hungary (2018) Dir. Attila Szász When discussing the atrocities committed during World War II, the Nazis are naturally going to be the first on the list. Yet, it is a fact that they were not alone in executing vile acts of cruelty on other nations. … Continue reading Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél)

Memoir Of War (La douleur)

Memoir Of War (La douleur) France (2017) Dir. Emmanuel Finkiel We Brits have a reputation for being patient when it comes to waiting in the eyes of the rest of the world, though this isn’t strictly true, as we get as antsy as anyone else. Then again, waiting for a bus is less a strain … Continue reading Memoir Of War (La douleur)

Miss Montigny

Miss Montigny Belgium (2005) Dir. Miel Van Hoogenbemt Getting through life on your own terms is always going to be a struggle. This doesn’t mean asking for help or maybe allowing yourself to occasionally be led in order to get things moving is off the table either, its knowing when the agenda is getting results … Continue reading Miss Montigny

My Dad Is A Heel Wrestler (Papa wa warumono chanpion)

My Dad Is A Heel Wrestler (Papa wa warumono chanpion) Japan (2018) Dir. Kyôhei Fujimura Hopefully, regular readers of this site will have picked up enough wrestle speak from the many WWE reviews I’ve posted making some of the upcoming references easier to follow, though when it comes to Japanese pro-wrestling things are a lot … Continue reading My Dad Is A Heel Wrestler (Papa wa warumono chanpion)

Werewolf (Wilkolak)

Werewolf (Wilkolak) Poland (2018) Dir. Adrian Panek As filmmakers continue to mine World War II for inspiration to tell stories either fictional or based on real events, Polish director Adrian Panek tries something a little different for his second film. No lycanthropes here I’m afraid, instead Panek looks at the post war struggle for normalcy … Continue reading Werewolf (Wilkolak)

Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind Switzerland (2017) Dir. Lisa Brühlmann Being a teenager is hard. Adults don’t understand you and you don’t understand them, and other teens are quite of little help to you either. The worst part is the sense of belonging which becomes compromised the older you get for the above reasons. But what if … Continue reading Blue My Mind

Haute Cuisine (Les saveurs du Palais)

Haute Cuisine (Les saveurs du Palais) France (2012) Dir. Christian Vincent Politics is a messy game for politicians and the general public who suffer at the hands of the bickering and dirty tricks of the various parties. Yet, it seems the true backbiting and malfeasance occurs not in the chambers of political office in the … Continue reading Haute Cuisine (Les saveurs du Palais)