The Wolf’s Call

The Wolf’s Call (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Digital (Distributor: Altitude Films) Running Time: 116 minutes approx. Release Date – December 23rd (Digital) / December 30th (DVD) “Orders is orders!” Not just the title of a 1930’s British comedy film but also a doctrine adhered to by the military. However, there are times when an absolute … Continue reading The Wolf’s Call

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)

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)

Amin

Amin France (2018) Dir. Philippe Faucon The most I have been away from my own home is two weeks so I can’t imagine what it must be like to leave an entire life behind for a prolonged period of time, especially if it is to earn money for your family. This French film explores the … Continue reading Amin

A Season In France (Une saison en France)

A Season In France (Une saison en France) France (2017) Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Immigration has been and still is a huge global issue with many people fleeing their home countries for reasons other than looking for an easy life at the expense of a more lenient and generous nation. For these people their pride and … Continue reading A Season In France (Une saison en France)

The Workshop (L’atelier)

The Workshop (L'atelier) France (2017) Dir. Laurent Cantet Why do people write fictional novels? For entertainment? To make a point about a thorny issue? To express an opinion? Or to create art? The basis of any fictional novel has to be the story but being the narrator, one has to follow certain rules otherwise their … Continue reading The Workshop (L’atelier)

The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi)

The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi) France (2018) Dir. Romain Gavras Crime doesn’t pay yet people still think they can prove this adage wrong - or die trying. One man hopes to walk away from this dangerous world but there are many things preventing him from doing so - including his own … Continue reading The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi)