I Am REN (Jestem REN)

I Am REN (Jestem REN) Poland (2020) Dir. Piotr Ryczko  Not everyone is directly responsible for their actions. Mental illness has a habit of making us behave against character, the struggle extending beyond us to our families too. Pin pointing the exact root of the problem isn’t always easy - trauma can lead to loss … Continue reading I Am REN (Jestem REN)

Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan)

Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan) Korea (2020) Dir. Jung Jin-Young One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to lose sense of who they are, to no longer have their own personality - that is, of course, if they are aware that they are becoming somebody else. Then again, how would … Continue reading Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan)

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)

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 301 minutes approx.   No doubt you have seen TV talent shows like The X Factor, The Voice, et al, and thought the audition process seemed quite demanding and often unforgiving on the poor saps desperate for their fifteen minutes of fame. Well, … Continue reading Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

The Vast Of Night

The Vast Of Night US (2019) Dir. Andrew Patterson What it is that makes us believe in something?  Most people have to see it or have some sort of tangible evidence before accepting the truth, some are happy to take the word of others if they sound convincing enough. Quite often, an unusual situation will … Continue reading The Vast Of Night

Eureka

Eureka India (2020) Dir. Kartik Anand It’s one thing to have a reputation that brings infamy to your name but what happens when you change? How do you go about earning people’s trust again when you are only associated with trouble? College life is a chore for Yuva (Karteek Anand), the number one delinquent on … Continue reading Eureka

The Port Of Shadows (Le quai des brumes)

The Port Of Shadows (Le quai des brumes) France (1938) Dir. Marcel Carné You might like life but does life like you? Something we rarely think about is in fact an important question to ask ourselves, otherwise why do so many good people have such bad luck whilst the less pleasant get to enjoy continued … Continue reading The Port Of Shadows (Le quai des brumes)

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse US (2019) Dir. Robert Eggers Loneliness can be a real killer, which is why “lighthouse keeper” is hardly at the top of any list of career choices, though these days they are probably computer operated. Back in the days of yore however, a human presence was a necessity and even then, it wasn’t … Continue reading The Lighthouse

Ground Control To Psycho Electric Girl

Ground Control To Psycho Electric Girl (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 333 minutes approx. What would it take for you to believe in aliens? Seeing one in person, witnessing their otherworldly powers in action, or simply taking the word of someone who thinks they are an alien? Since this is anime, … Continue reading Ground Control To Psycho Electric Girl

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Diqiu zuihou de yewan)

Long Day's Journey Into Night (Diqiu zuihou de yewan) China (2018) Dir. Bi Gan We all have that dream lover who completes us, but the problem is they only exist in dreams. Some people might be lucky enough to have this dream come true (not me) but there is always that chance you might wake … Continue reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Diqiu zuihou de yewan)