The Shining

The Shining US (1980) Dir. Stanley Kubrick “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” And here is another late to the party review of a classic film. Like the recent first time review of Carrie - also based on a Stephen King novel - The Shining is another movie perennial with a host of memorable scenes I have seen many … Continue reading The Shining

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories UK (2017) Dirs. Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman “We have to be so very careful what we believe in” A maxim we should all heed but likely, we never will. And as the film’s title suggests, this isn’t about religion though it does play a small part in the cynicism of the main … Continue reading Ghost Stories

The Promise (Puen Tee Raluek)

The Promise (Puen Tee Raluek) Thailand (2017) Dir. Sophon Sakdaphisit Breaking promises is a habit many people have, though not everyone does this with the same malicious or solipsistic intent as others. The fallout is always something that leaves an indelible mark on our consciences, especially if the aggrieved party holds a grudge… 1997 and … Continue reading The Promise (Puen Tee Raluek)

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse US (2019) Dir. Robert Eggers Loneliness can be a real killer, which is why “lighthouse keeper” is hardly at the top of any list of career choices, though these days they are probably computer operated. Back in the days of yore however, a human presence was a necessity and even then, it wasn’t … Continue reading The Lighthouse

Garden Of Sinners Collector’s Edition

Garden Of Sinners Collector’s Edition (Cert 18) 8 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 540 minutes approx. This movie collection based on the light novel series by Kinoko Nasu about a young woman who can see death fighting off evil beings in 1990’s Tokyo has already been released in the UK by MVM back in … Continue reading Garden Of Sinners Collector’s Edition

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man UK (1973) Dir. Robin Hardy As an atheist, I often tend to take a dim view the influential effect of religion, based on the actions of extremists whose interpretation of their teachings result in dangerous and antagonistic myopia. And to support my case I present to you exhibit A - the classic … Continue reading The Wicker Man