Movie Review – The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad US (2021) Dir. James Gunn You may recall back in 2016 a film with a similar title appeared and whilst it did well at the box office, it was critically panned. Yet the inevitable sequel was proposed with the same director and cast but that fell through. A significant changing of the … Continue reading Movie Review – The Suicide Squad

Movie Review – Deerskin

Deerskin (Le daim) France (2019) Dir. Quentin Dupieux Ah, the midlife crisis - when a man reaches that point where they try to reclaim their youth. Whether a new car, laughably contemporary image, or hooking up with a younger woman, the only guarantee is the result won’t be pleasant. Georges (Jean Dujardin) has split from … Continue reading Movie Review – Deerskin

Theatrical/VOD Review – A Hero

A Hero (Cert 12) Theatrical/VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running Time: 128 minutes approx. Release Date – January 21st “Do the right thing”. A moral dilemma with no correct answer - circumstances will differ and sometimes doing what should be done could make matter worse for someone else, whether morally justified or not. Alternatively, doing the … Continue reading Theatrical/VOD Review – A Hero

Movie Review – Good Take!

Good Take! (Pai de bu cuo) Hong Kong (2016) Dir. Various Anthology films are hard for a reviewer to grade - at least I think so. Being comprised of individual shorts, often on a set theme, in this case it is they are all set in Macau, do you rate it lower if not everything … Continue reading Movie Review – Good Take!

Movie Review – Skies Of Lebanon

Skies Of Lebanon (Sous le ciel d'Alice) France (2020) Dir. Chloé Mazlo You never know where you will find your true love and happiness in life, and sometimes it can be too good to be true. Real life however can be hard and will do all it can to ruin that happiness for you, with … Continue reading Movie Review – Skies Of Lebanon

Movie Review – Calamity

Calamity (Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary) France (2020) Dir. Rémi Chayé If you’ve never heard the name Martha Jane Cannary before, and you are of a certain vintage then the first word of the title of this vivid French animation provides a huge clue about her more famous sobriquet. And not a single … Continue reading Movie Review – Calamity

Movie Review – Shaadi Mubarak

Shaadi Mubarak India (2021) Dir. Padmasri I’ve probably said this before but arranged marriages is a cultural aspects of Asia I’ll never be able to get my head around. Whilst some countries have eased up on this, others like India still unfortunately embrace it. But if this film is any indication, they can at least … Continue reading Movie Review – Shaadi Mubarak

Movie Review – Martin Eden

Martin Eden Italy (2019) Dir. Pietro Marcello Does art influence culture or does culture influence art? Do you have to be a certain class of person to appreciate or create art, or can you become a certain type of person because you appreciate or create art? In other words, can the two co-exist without one … Continue reading Movie Review – Martin Eden

Move Review – Riders Of Justice

Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens ryttere) Denmark (2020) Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen Or “Revenge Of The Nerds And Their Psycho Military Friend”. In all fairness, only one of this unlikely vigilante group is seeking vengeance, the other one directly affected wants to solve the criminal mystery the police seem incapable or disinterested in investigating. What could … Continue reading Move Review – Riders Of Justice

Movie Review – Seobok

Seobok Korea (2021) Dir. Lee Yong-Joo Eternal life. It seems many people yearn for it, not necessarily to avoid dying but rather to exploit it in the name of gaining power which can’t ever be wrest from them, or as we know them, criminals. This would make the idea of immortality flawed and we should … Continue reading Movie Review – Seobok