Something a bit different… 3 – Halloween Special

Yes, the Photoshop manipulation bug has bitten deeper than I imagined. There are some other works  I can't share with you just yet but as we are in the throes of Halloween season then this one can finally be posting. Hopefully you'll recognise the main figures as the classic Universal monsters - Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, … Continue reading Something a bit different… 3 – Halloween Special

The Maid

The Maid Thailand (2020) Dir. Lee Thongkham The relationship between servant and master is an unpredictable one. In some cases, there is a separation that remains throughout where everyone knows their place, in others, tenure and quality of work will have some staff feel like part of the family. Then, there is that line that … Continue reading The Maid

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Studios) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – October 23rd In 2007, professional TV and film troll Sacha Baron Cohen claimed to have retired his character Borat Sagdiyev, a tactless, feckless, clueless TV presenter from Kazakhstan after the 2006 mockumentary film Borat. In 2020, just as … Continue reading Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Gamera vs. Gyaos (Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu)

Gamera vs. Gyaos (Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu) Japan (1967) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Despite the second Gamera film Gamera vs. Barugon failing to replicate the success of the first film, Daiei Studio continued with the franchise undeterred. Combining the child-friendly appeal of the debut and the more serious storyline of the second, the formula that … Continue reading Gamera vs. Gyaos (Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu)

In Her Hands (Au bout des doigts)

In Her Hands (Au bout des doigts) France (2018) Dir. Ludovic Bernard Musical ability is something many of us envy in others. Some are able to write a good tune, or fire off a memorable riff on the guitar, some have a innate gift to interpret the works of esteemed composers and make it their … Continue reading In Her Hands (Au bout des doigts)

Gamera vs. Barugon (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon)

Gamera vs. Barugon (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon) Japan (1966) Dir. Shigeo Tanaka Following the success of the first Gamera film Daiei Studio president Masaichi Nagata immediately ordered a second, with an increased budget and an epic story to match. The result is the most Godzilla-like entry of the series. Set six months after the … Continue reading Gamera vs. Barugon (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon)

Get The Hell Out

Get The Hell Out Taiwan (2020) Dir. I-Fan Wang Politics is a messy business to get involved in. It is where people shed their humanity, and their instincts for self-preservation reduce them to committing acts of shameless venality and display levels of immorality unthinkable to most. In short - it turns people into monsters. A … Continue reading Get The Hell Out

The Shining

The Shining US (1980) Dir. Stanley Kubrick “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” And here is another late to the party review of a classic film. Like the recent first time review of Carrie - also based on a Stephen King novel - The Shining is another movie perennial with a host of memorable scenes I have seen many … Continue reading The Shining

The Cat (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon)

The Cat (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon) Korea (2011) Dir. Byun Seung-Wook If you follow me on social media or note the occasional comments on this site, you’ll know I am a dog owner of a pug named Penny. So, you’ll forgive me if I concur with the theme of this Korean horror which … Continue reading The Cat (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon)