Clash (Eshtebak)

Clash (Eshtebak) Egypt (2016) Dir. Mohamed Diab It is universally recognised that religion and politics are two of the most divisive and incendiary topics of discussion people should avoid. Luckily, some of us live in a country where the two rarely cross paths; not everyone is so fortunate and their daily lives are dictated by … Continue reading Clash (Eshtebak)

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The Final Master (Shi Fu)

The Final Master (Shi Fu) China (2015) Dir. Xu Haofeng Classic martial arts films involve a simple storyline around which a vengeful hero kicks lots of butt, with only a passing insight to the philosophy of combat. Xu Haofeng - like Bruce Lee - is a martial artist, scholar, film critic, and author, keen to … Continue reading The Final Master (Shi Fu)

Hounds Of Love

Hounds Of Love Australia (2016) Dir. Ben Young Never talk to strangers. And certainly never accept a lift from one. These are the basic rules our parents instil in us from a very early age so why do kids always ignore them? For his feature film debut, Aussie director Ben Young presents a hard hitting … Continue reading Hounds Of Love

The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí)

The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí) Vietnam (2016) Dir. Derek Nguyen First things first, this debut from Vietnamese-American filmmaker Derek Nguyen is not a remake of the steamy 1960/2010 Korean drama(s) of the same name. Instead, it is a deceptive film that runs the gamut of horror/doomed romance tropes and conventions before pulling one final ace … Continue reading The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí)

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 2

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 2 (Episodes 26-38)(Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Sony Pictures) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Release Date: June 11th  We waste little time resuming the action in the second half of the second season of My Hero Academia despite the toll the Sports Festival took on the students of … Continue reading My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 2

Cure

Cure Japan (1997) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Over the past 20 years, Asian cinema has proven a dab hand at psychological horror, while Hollywood was already making their own in the guise of serial killer flicks, with the likes of Silence Of The Lambs getting things off to a notorious start. A year before Ringu blew … Continue reading Cure

The Merciless (Boolhandang: Nabbeun Nomdeului Sesang)

The Merciless (Boolhandang: Nabbeun Nomdeului Sesang) Korea (2017) Dir. Byun Sung-Hyun There is no honour among thieves. A phrase everyone has heard except for those in the criminal fraternity apparently, if Asian gangster films are to be believed. In his third film, Byun Sung-Hyun makes the huge leap from saucy rom-coms to violent thriller to … Continue reading The Merciless (Boolhandang: Nabbeun Nomdeului Sesang)