Movie Review – Comradeship

Comradeship (Kameradschaft) Germany/France (1931) Dir. G.W Pabst The worst thing about the various wars that have taken place throughout history is how the innocent have been forced into a situation that pits them against their fellow man via false ideals of patriotism. This creates xenophobic distrust in nations where it needn’t exist, but luckily, some … Continue reading Movie Review – Comradeship

Movie Review – Lolo

Lolo France (2015) Dir. Julie Delpy When a marriage doesn’t work out, there is no law to say that you can’t try again to find that special someone to share your life with. There is however a hurdle to overcome in the form of any children from that marriage, and like it or not, no … Continue reading Movie Review – Lolo

Movie Review – Benedetta

Benedetta France (2021) Dir. Paul Verhoeven “Prepare yourself you know it's a must Gotta have a friend in Jesus” To this day, I still don’t know if Norman Greenbaum is being ironic with Spirit In The Sky or is serious with his paean to Christ. This might be a glib way to open a review … Continue reading Movie Review – Benedetta

Movie Review – Night Of The Kings

Night Of The Kings (La nuit des rois) France/Ivory Coast (2020) Dir. Philippe Lacôte "I wanna tell you a story" Regrettably, I’m no Max Bygraves (ask your grandparents) but fortunately, it isn’t me doing the sharing here - that role is being filled by Philippe Lacôte, or rather his onscreen proxy, who needs to spin … Continue reading Movie Review – Night Of The Kings

Movie Review – The Girl With A Bracelet

The Girl With A Bracelet (La fille au bracelet) France (2019) Dir. Stéphane Demoustier How do we tell what is the truth and what is a lie? Is it the story we are being told or the storyteller? The legendary allegory which exemplifies this dilemma is The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a powerful indictment of … Continue reading Movie Review – The Girl With A Bracelet

Movie Review – Lola And The Sea

Lola And The Sea (Lola vers la mer) Belgium/France (2019) Dir. Laurent Micheli Relationships between parents and children can deteriorate for a number of reasons, which will change as society changes. Quite often, how the parents sees things is not how the child sees things because of growing up in a different time and environment, … Continue reading Movie Review – Lola And The Sea

Movie Review – Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle

Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle (Onoda, 10 000 nuits dans la jungle) Japan/France (2021) Dir. Arthur Harari “Orders is orders” was the popular refrain whenever some military jobsworth was asked to do something against their better judgement. On a more serious note, it was also how soldiers justified their actions during war, as if … Continue reading Movie Review – Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle

Movie Review – Happening

Happening (L'événement) France (2021) Dir. Audrey Diwan “I’d like a child one day, but not instead of a life.” Abortion is a contentious subject that rages to this day. It is not just a moral issue but also a political one, with many countries having strict rule against it - just recently in the US, … Continue reading Movie Review – Happening

Movie Review – Keep An Eye Out

Keep An Eye Out (Au poste!) France (2018) Dir. Quentin Dupieux We are supposed to hold the police in the highest of regard as enforcers of the law and protectors of the peace. That’s the theory anyway - cinema, with The Keystone Cops, Inspector Clouseau, Police Academy, Naked Gun and Hot Fuzz, chose to defy … Continue reading Movie Review – Keep An Eye Out

Movie Review – Two Of Us

Two Of Us (Deux) France (2019) Dir. Filippo Meneghetti People seem to have forgotten that love, romance, and relationships are not exclusive to those under 40. Although some in older age groups may get a pass if they still have their looks, the idea of them being in love is not a consideration. Being old, … Continue reading Movie Review – Two Of Us