Movie Review – Song Without A Name

Song Without A Name (Cert 12A) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. The bond between mother and child is considered as unbreakable as it is sacred; deny a mother this and an unpardonable sin is committed, the heartbreak and emotional torture is unimaginable. If anything is worse, it is a lack … Continue reading Movie Review – Song Without A Name

Movie Review – My Missing Valentine (Xiāoshī de qíngrén jié)

My Missing Valentine (Xiāoshī de qíngrén jié) Taiwan (2020) Dir. Chen Yu-hsun There are so many clichés about love and romance that to list them all would take a lifetime (or half an hour at least), so thank goodness we have cinema to provide stories that embody each of these soppy ideals. And leave it … Continue reading Movie Review – My Missing Valentine (Xiāoshī de qíngrén jié)

Movie Review – A Witness Out Of The Blue (Fan zui xian chang)

A Witness Out Of The Blue (Fan zui xian chang) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Fung Chi-Keung “A good man may still commit a crime” The criminal mind is a dangerous one, more so as there are a different set of ethics (for wanting a better term) adhered to by those on the wrong side of … Continue reading Movie Review – A Witness Out Of The Blue (Fan zui xian chang)

Movie Review – Robot Monster

Robot Monster US (1953) Dir. Phil Tucker You’ve heard the expression “so bad it’s good”. Well, it doesn’t always work out that way and some things just can’t erase the negative stigma surrounding them. Films are a prime example of this, with many celluloid efforts bestowed a reputation for being god awful deserving of their … Continue reading Movie Review – Robot Monster

Movie Review – Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou)

Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Steven Ma Greif and guilt often go hand in hand in relation to the passing of a loved one whose end came after a long illness. We always feel we could have done more to prolong or maybe save their lives but … Continue reading Movie Review – Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou)

Movie Review – Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down

Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down Hong Kong (2019) Dirs. Ming-Kai Leung & Kate Reilly Such a cheeky title for an anthology that doesn’t tell you what to expect yet is oddly explanatory in its own way. Four short films - three fiction, one documentary - set in, around and about Hong … Continue reading Movie Review – Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down

Movie Review – Gamera The Brave (Chiisaki yûsha-tachi: Gamera)

Gamera The Brave (Chiisaki yûsha-tachi: Gamera) Japan (2005) Dir. Ryuta Tasaki You can’t keep a good giant turtle down! After a 15 year absence, Gamera returned to the screens in a big budget trilogy in 1995 which ended in 1999, before resurfacing for his 40th anniversary with this even bigger budget outing. In 1973, Gamera … Continue reading Movie Review – Gamera The Brave (Chiisaki yûsha-tachi: Gamera)

Movie Review – The Empty Hands (Hung sau dou)

The Empty Hands (Hung sau dou) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Chapman To Sometimes there is no escaping your destiny no matter how hard you try to avoid it or leave it in the past. If it is meant to be, it will be, just be thankful if yours is one that will have a positive … Continue reading Movie Review – The Empty Hands (Hung sau dou)

Movie Review – Good Girls (Brave ragazze)

Good Girls (Brave ragazze) Italy (2019) Dir. Michela Andreozzi “I am woman, hear me roar” No matter how much men hate to admit it, women are made of much tougher stuff than they are given credit for. And, like us chaps, when they are backed into a corner they will come out fighting with all … Continue reading Movie Review – Good Girls (Brave ragazze)

Movie Review – Die Nibelungen

Die Nibelungen Germany (1924) Dir. Fritz Lang The word “epic” is used all too often to describe a film of immense length or a story that takes the reader or listener on a journey beyond the simple linear scope of A to B. In the modern era, a film of two hours plus is an … Continue reading Movie Review – Die Nibelungen