The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers UK (1955) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Is there such a thing as a criminal mastermind? They can devise complex, ingenious, and audacious plans to commit a robbery that in theory are foolproof. The only thing they never envision is being caught - or that their downfall would come from an unlikely source. Mrs. Wilberforce … Continue reading The Ladykillers

Savage (Xue bao)

Savage (Xue bao) China (2018) Dir. Cui Siwei Patience is a virtue but some people run out of it pretty quickly, situation dictating of course. But, if all good things come to those who wait then theoretically so should the bad things, which makes the concept of patience a rather flawed one, doesn’t it? In … Continue reading Savage (Xue bao)

Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles)

Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles) Argentina (2019) Dir. Sebastián Borensztein “What do you do when you realise that it’s not only one, but a whole army of arseholes that ruined your life?” This might be an emotionally driven rhetorical question from the distraught protagonist of this Argentinean comedy heist film but the subject … Continue reading Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles)