Misbehavior (Yeo-gyo-sa)

Misbehavior (Yeo-gyo-sa) Korea (2016) Dir. Kim Tae-yong It’s tough getting older, having worked hard all your life, giving your best years to the same job and the same people, then a younger model comes along and usurps it all. How you handle this depends on your resolve, but sometimes you are gifted the perfect ammunition … Continue reading Misbehavior (Yeo-gyo-sa)

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Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)

Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)   Taiwan (2017) Dir. Cheng Wei-hao Everyone knows the Sparrow did it - he even confessed. Well, that was quick wasn’t it? Actually, the second film from Cheng Wei-hao has nothing to do with this traditional nursery rhyme aside from using the title to imply this mystery crime thriller … Continue reading Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)

Darkland (Underverden)

Darkland (Underverden) Denmark (2017) Dir. Fenar Ahmad Is it possible to retain one’s cultural and racial identity having assimilated to another country’s culture and made a success of their lives? This is the unexpected subtext of what on the surface is a straight up revenge thriller from Denmark, one of the founding fathers of the … Continue reading Darkland (Underverden)

Paprika

Paprika (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 91 minutes approx. Release Date: November 20th  The third and final classic film to be rescued from the vaults and given a Blu-ray makeover from Manga Entertainment is the final film released during the lifetime of the late, great Satoshi Kon. The visionary … Continue reading Paprika

Kalinka (Au nom de ma fille)

Kalinka (Au nom de ma fille) France (2016) Dir. Vincent Garenq Divorce is always hard, especially on the children who are forced to divide their time between their separated parents, with whom the other is expected to be able to trust their wellbeing implicitly. If this trust is broken, things are likely to get even … Continue reading Kalinka (Au nom de ma fille)

Killing Words (Palabras encadenadas)

Killing Words (Palabras encadenadas) Spain (2003) Dir. Laura Mañá The ability to tell a convincing story is a rare skill but one that can pay dividends, used correctly of course, unless one starts to believe the yarn they are spinning. This Spanish psychological thriller adds a fresh twist on the serial killer genre in both … Continue reading Killing Words (Palabras encadenadas)

Prevenge

Prevenge UK (2016) Dir. Alice Lowe Parents will do pretty much anything for their children - within reason and subject to financial capacity, naturally. Despite being the adult in the relationship and the one supposedly in control, it is the kids that dictate their actions. But what if the child hasn’t even been born yet … Continue reading Prevenge