Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle) France/Belgium (2017) Dir. Michaël R. Roskam Is it worth falling in love? I know you can’t control who you fall in love (or so they say) with but surely, when you know that person is a wrong ‘un then common sense would dictate you get away from them sharpish, … Continue reading Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

Disorder (aka Maryland)

Disorder (aka Maryland) France/Belgium (2015) Dir. Alice Winocour When you can’t understand what is going on in your own head it is far harder for other people to understand you. Whilst I can’t - and daren’t - compare my Asperger’s to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) I can empathise with people who are fighting a battle … Continue reading Disorder (aka Maryland)

Bullhead (Rundskop)

Bullhead (Rundskop) Belgium (2011) Dir. Michaël R. Roskam A Flemish cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts) has been a part of an illicit procedure where the livestock is injected with steroids and other growth hormones, a practice he learned from his father. Problems arise when an old acquaintance Sam Raymond (Frank Lammers) encourages Jacky to … Continue reading Bullhead (Rundskop)

Rust And Bone

Rust And Bone (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: StudioCanal) Running time: 122 minutes approx. Wannabe kick boxer Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and his five year-old son, Sam (Armand Verdure) arrives in Antibes, southern France from Belgium with virtually nothing to their names. Ali gets a job as a bouncer at a night club where, on his … Continue reading Rust And Bone