Higurashi: When They Cry Rei Season 3 Collection

Higurashi: When They Cry Rei Season 3 Collection (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 155 minutes approx. It looks like we’re still not done with the incestuous pint-sized murderers of Hinamizawa village, returning to the psychotic blood soaked time warped world of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni aka When They Cry for … Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry Rei Season 3 Collection

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer US (2017) Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos When you’re a filmmaker with a reputation for being obtusely idiosyncratic in your works and you achieve that breakthrough hit affording you wider recognition, do you temper your esoteric leanings to capitalise on this or go even weirder? If you’re Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos, … Continue reading The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

A Taxi Driver (Taeksi woonjunsa)

A Taxi Driver (Taeksi woonjunsa) Korea (2017) Dir. Jang Hun So, you thought North Korea was the half of the bifurcated country with no respect for democracy and a state controlled media to twist the facts when things didn’t go their way? Then this dramatised account of the infamous Gwangju Uprising in May 1980 which … Continue reading A Taxi Driver (Taeksi woonjunsa)

Apprentice

Apprentice Singapore (2016) Dir. Boo Junfeng Let’s get all the Lord Sugar, “You’re Fired!” related gags out our systems before proceeding with this review - Boo Junfeng’s dark prison drama looks at the moral issues surrounding the death penalty in Singapore from two different perspectives. Malay officer Sergeant Aiman (Firdaus Rahman) is transferred to Larangan … Continue reading Apprentice

The Here After (Efterskalv)

The Here After (Efterskalv) Sweden/Poland (2015) Dir. Magnus von Horn “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” But what if the offensive act is beyond forgiveness? There are some lines that cannot be crossed and some crimes one cannot turn a blind eye to, no matter how penitent the perpetrator may be. In his … Continue reading The Here After (Efterskalv)

Diplomacy

Diplomacy (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studio Canal) Running Time: 80 mins approx World War II has been fertile ground for writers and film makers ever since, well… the war began but it has only been recently in which the more sensitive subjects have been addressed, along with a keener sense of subjectivity towards all … Continue reading Diplomacy

In Love We Trust (Zuo you)

  In Love We Trust (Zuo you) China (2007) Dir. Xiaoshuai Wang Five year-old HeHe (Chuqian Zhang) is suffering from cancer and is in need of a life saving bone marrow transplant. Her parents, Mei Zhu (Weiwei Liu) and Ziao Lu (Jia-yi Zhang), have both been tested but neither are compatible. With an external donor … Continue reading In Love We Trust (Zuo you)