Die Tomorrow

Die Tomorrow Thailand (2017) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Death. Not a pretty subject to discuss but it is one we have to face up to eventually in our lives. Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is intent on facing this topic head on with Die Tomorrow, an anthology of sorts inspired by real life stories of unfortunate and … Continue reading Die Tomorrow

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) Turkey (2018) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan It’s funny how young people always think they know it all, especially the precocious ones who read a few highbrow books and suddenly believe their take on the world is the only “right” one and everyone else is an ignoramus living in the … Continue reading The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)

Lost Love aka A Sicilian Dream (Perduto amor)

Lost Love aka A Sicilian Dream (Perduto amor) Italy (2003) Dir. Franco Battiato When films are based on personal experiences and told through that same personal lens, the director often runs the risk of losing his or her audience if they present their story in an arcane manner only they understand. Lost Love is such … Continue reading Lost Love aka A Sicilian Dream (Perduto amor)

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt Germany (2012) Dir. Margarethe von Trotta “Trying to understand is not the same as forgiveness.” It’s difficult to put a point across successfully to people who can’t - or won’t - spend a moment to actually listen to what you are saying or understand the perspective you are coming from. The once celebrated … Continue reading Hannah Arendt

Things To Come

Things To Come (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 102 minutes approx. Isabelle Huppert, one of France’s greatest exports, is known for her choice of roles that defy convention - formidable, uncompromising and emotionally complex women appear to be her speciality. One trope which is a rarity among this incredible portfolio … Continue reading Things To Come

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange US (2016) Dir. Scott Derrickson In the year of the Marvel vs. DC war on the big screen, Marvel are so far 2-0 up with Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War both delivering the goods whilst DC’s Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad were disappointments critically and at the box office. Can Marvel … Continue reading Doctor Strange

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) France (2015) Dir. Jaco Van Dormael Religion is a touchy subject to create art from, even more so if you choose to lampoon it - just ask the Monty Python team! Clearly not fazed by the prospect of being smote by a bolt of lightning, Belgian writer-director … Continue reading The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)

Rope

Rope US (1948) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock In an act of intellectual arrogance two smart ex-graduates, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger), strangle former classmate, David Kentley (Dick Hogan) to death in order to prove it is possible to commit the perfect murder. To complete the exercise they throw a party in the … Continue reading Rope