Laura

Laura US (1944) Dir. Otto Preminger Within the milieu of film noir at least one staple will never change - that being the male lead falling in love with the female lead when he know he shouldn’t. That’s fair enough, since you can’t choose who you fall in love with, but when that female is … Continue reading Laura

Goth- Love Of Death

Goth - Love Of Death Japan (2008) Dir. Gen Takahashi If the title of this low budget mystery drama suggests to you miserable doom laden, pale faced teens with dyed jet black hair, thick eye liner, baggy black clothing and dubious taste in music then this isn’t the film for you. There is a death … Continue reading Goth- Love Of Death

Harry, He’s Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien)

Harry, He's Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien) France (2000) Dir. Dominik Moll When we can’t rely on our families we turn to our friends instead (those of you that actually have friends) but what if they are even less help? What if they serve to make your problems even … Continue reading Harry, He’s Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien)

Crush And Blush (Misseu Hongdangmu)

Crush And Blush (Misseu Hongdangmu) Korea (2008) Dir. Lee Kyoung-Mi “Everybody does something for no reason” is the sophistry behind the odd behaviour of the central character of this black comedy but she does have a reason - that old devil called “love”. Not that it justifies how she chooses to deal with this issue … Continue reading Crush And Blush (Misseu Hongdangmu)

The Hairdresser’s Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse)

The Hairdresser's Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse) France (1990) Dir. Patrice Leconte We all have our own little passions or obsessions - some are fairly universal like music, films, food, etc. while others are little more esoteric or downright weird in the eyes of others. I think it is fair to say that the … Continue reading The Hairdresser’s Husband (Le mari de la coiffeuse)

United States Of Love (Zjednoczone stany milosci)

United States Of Love (Zjednoczone stany milosci) Poland (2016) Dir. Tomasz Wasilewski Don’t be fooled by the title, this isn’t a paean to the Peace and Love ideal of the 1960’s. This challenging third film from Polish auteur Tomasz Wasilewski is hardly a barrel of laughs and certainly doesn’t propose to offer any peaceful resolutions … Continue reading United States Of Love (Zjednoczone stany milosci)

The Good Neighbour (Unter Nachbarn)

The Good Neighbour (Unter Nachbarn) Germany (2011) Dir. Stephan Rick As the theme tune for the legendary Aussie soap has been telling us for the past thirty plus years “Everybody needs good neighbours”. But sometimes neighbours can overstep the boundaries a little and when that happens, the end result isn’t always going to be pleasant. … Continue reading The Good Neighbour (Unter Nachbarn)

While The Women Are Sleeping

While The Women Are Sleeping Japan (2016) Dir. Wayne Wang If this was someone’s first time watching a Japanese film they’d probably think of the main premise “they’re a weird bunch”, so they may be quite surprised to learn that this film is based on a short story by a Spanish writer and directed by … Continue reading While The Women Are Sleeping

Golden Time Collection 1

Golden Time Collection 1 (Episodes 1-12)(Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 293 minutes approx. Romantic dramas in anime tend to follow the same formula - boy meets girl, they fight, spend time together, fall in love, the end. Or perhaps there is a harem set up and the boy … Continue reading Golden Time Collection 1

Whiplash

Whiplash US (2014) Dir. Damien Chazelle Drummers have long been the butt of all jokes in the music industry (eg: “What do you call someone who hangs around musicians? A drummer”) despite the skill required to be a really good drummer. This derision is often (and unfairly) aimed at rock drummers while Jazz drummers are … Continue reading Whiplash