Tonight, At The Movies (Kon’ya, romansu gekijô de)

Tonight, At The Movies (Kon'ya, romansu gekijô de) Japan (2018) Dir. Hideki Takeuchi We’ve all done it - seen a character in a film and forgetting they are not real, succumbed to hopeless romantic fantasies between them and ourselves, refusing to accept the impossibility of this escapist delusion actually becoming reality. But what if it … Continue reading Tonight, At The Movies (Kon’ya, romansu gekijô de)

Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

Slack Bay (Ma Loute) France (2016) Dir. Bruno Dumont I’ve only seen three films from Bruno Dumont and they were all bleak, heavy dramas, so it was a surprise to learn that he had made a comedy. Could the man responsible for the intense heartbreaking darkness of biopic Camille Claudel 1915 and the religion bating … Continue reading Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham UK (2010) Dir. Nigel Cole I don’t know if it should be regarded as a disappointment that 50 years after the strike for equal pay by female workers at the Ford factory in Dagenham that women are still fighting for the same thing. Conversely, this story might stand up as a valid … Continue reading Made In Dagenham

Pulgasari

Pulgasari North Korea (1985) Dir. Shin Sang-ok We are no strangers to Korean cinema on this site but usually the films under review come from South Korea (aka the good one) - this infamous slice of celluloid is the first time a film from North Korea (aka the bad one) is being reviewed. And it … Continue reading Pulgasari