Youngju

Youngju Korea (2018) Dir. Cha Sung-Duk We all have holes in our lives, often left by the passing of a loved one, which are always difficult to fill but the older we get, the easier it is to let go, because we understand the transience of life. When we are younger this is more of … Continue reading Youngju

The Liar (Geojinmal)

The Liar (Geojinmal) Korea (2014) Dir. Kim Dong-Myung It is becoming increasingly tough to keep up with the Joneses is these days of austerity and economic disparity so why not choose the alternative - just pretend? It doesn’t cost you anything, except maybe the trust of those around you and maybe your own sanity. Ah-Young … Continue reading The Liar (Geojinmal)

Corridor (Isolerad)

Corridor (Isolerad) Sweden (2010) Dirs. Johan Lundborg & Johan Storm Pressure is a terribly divisive thing. Some thrive on it while others crumble under it and the effect it can have on our nerves and mindset is frightening when it gets all too much becomes palpable. But if there is some fire connected to the … Continue reading Corridor (Isolerad)

Parallel

Parallel UK (2016) Dir. Ieva Makselyte Occasionally on this site, we take a side step from mainstream cinema and look to indie filmmaking for our entertainment. Granted the budgets will be meagre, the production values modest and the acting often raw but what lack in professional glitz they make up for in earnestness and - … Continue reading Parallel

Lowlife Love

Lowlife Love (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 111 minutes approx. It might not be intentional but Japanese writer-director Eiji Uchida might have made a film which actively dissuades people from entering the film industry, at least in his native Japan, although that is not to dismiss the fact that practices … Continue reading Lowlife Love

Five Pillars

Five Pillars (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Amazon VOD (Distributor: Eye Films) Running Time: 86 minutes approx. The phrase “low budget indie film” tends to conjure up thoughts of something quirky, possibly experimental but very much outside of the mainstream in terms of subject matter and presentation. Rarely do you find a film that fits into … Continue reading Five Pillars

Cashback

Cashback UK (2006) Dir. Sean Ellis Beauty, as 19th century writer Margaret Wolfe Hungerford famously observed in her novel Molly Bawn, is in the eye of the beholder. This can also take many forms and can be found in the most unlikely of places depending on that eye - even a late night Sainsbury’s! Art … Continue reading Cashback

Tamako In Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako)

Tamako In Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako) Japan (2013) Dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita Kids! Who’d have them? Some parents despair when their offspring finally move out, while others despair when they don’t! Unfortunately for Japanese parents the latter is becoming a nationwide problem with many graduates locking themselves away at home convinced they have no future prospects. This … Continue reading Tamako In Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako)

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Iran/USA (2014) Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour She'll only come out at nights The lean and hungry type... ....Ooh, the beauty is there But a beast is in the heart These lyrics from the Hall & Oates classic Maneater sum up the central figure of the feature debut from … Continue reading A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith UK (2015) Dir. Dominic Ryan Time to indulge once again in the cinematic underworld that is the UK independent scene with the third short film from the very busy actor-writer-producer-director Dominic Ryan. Leap Of Faith is straightforward tale of not letting negative circumstances get you down and finding that catalyst to spiritual … Continue reading Leap Of Faith