The Whispering Star

The Whispering Star (Cert U) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 102 minutes approx. Release Date – April 16th When one thinks of Sion Sono, his subversive four-hour epic Love Exposure, the violent glee of Why Don’t You Play In Hell? or the equally claret soaked exploitation satire of Tag immediately … Continue reading The Whispering Star


Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules)

Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules) Mexico (2007) Dir. Ernesto Contreras It’s handy when things come in pairs, like socks, shoes, trousers and the like, but there are occasions when having two of something can be an inconvenience. If you are a lonely singleton like me then getting a prize intended for two people is a like … Continue reading Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules)

In The Courtyard (Dans la cour)

In The Courtyard (Dans la cour) France (2014) Dir. Pierre Salvadori Known for his glossy and amiable comedies such as Après Vous, Priceless and Beautiful Lies, French Corsican director Pierre Salvadori returns with a film which is rich with the inherent Gallic charm of his previous works but with an air of melancholy rarely seen … Continue reading In The Courtyard (Dans la cour)

Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. You have to hand it to the Japanese - only they can delight us with a quirky tale boasting a serious social message behind it then turn it into a brutal and unabashed bloodfest! Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a lonely … Continue reading Greatful Dead

Surviving Christmas

Surviving Christmas US (2004) Dir. Mike Mitchell I’d not heard of this film before and I literally found it by accident on TV. I wouldn’t have normally given it the time of day but for some reason it was on and I found myself going the distance with it, despite it starting a little before … Continue reading Surviving Christmas