Okja Korea/US (2017) Dir. Bong Joon-ho Having pulled off the impossible by being an Asian director to actually make a decent film in the US with 2013’s Snowpiercer Bong Jong-ho tries his luck again with this savage satire on capitalist greed, the commercial food industry and animal cruelty. In 2007, the awkward CEO of agrochemical … Continue reading Okja

12 Years A Slave

  12 Years A Slave (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One UK) Running Time: 134 mins. approx. One of the most highly praised films of recent times that has dominated the awards circuit should be easy to review since the only course of action is to praise it to the moon, right? The truth is … Continue reading 12 Years A Slave

Ruby Sparks

  Ruby Sparks US (2012) Dirs. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Prodigious writer Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is struggling to follow up the success of his first novel which he achieved in his teens. At the suggestion of his therapist Dr. Rosenthal (Elliott Gould) Calvin writes about a red haired girl calling herself Ruby Sparks … Continue reading Ruby Sparks