Elle (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running time: 131 minutes approx. Some film directors have reputations that precede them and when you learn that they are tackling a certain subject, alarm bells start to ring - like Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven subversive psychological character study is based on Philippe Djian’s novel Oh... looking at … Continue reading Elle

Betty Blue (Director’s Cut) (37°2 le matin)

Betty Blue (Director’s Cut) (37°2 le matin) France (1986) Dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix The third outing from French auteur Jean-Jacques Beineix has polarised opinion in its near 30 year existence between arthouse lovers who adore it and mainstream critics, such as the legendary US scribe Roger Ebert, who dismissed it as soft porn. To be fair … Continue reading Betty Blue (Director’s Cut) (37°2 le matin)