My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková)

My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková) Czechoslovakia (1985) Dir. Jirí Menzel It’s fair to say that the humour of central European countries is rather esoteric and very much an acquired taste to the point of being mostly arcane for the rest of us. Topping that list must be Czechoslovakia aka Czech Republic, noted for … Continue reading My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková)

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The Favourite

The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – May 13th If you’re going to do a modern update of All About Eve then you might as well set it in 18th century England if that makes sense. If it does, you’ve clearly … Continue reading The Favourite

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet US (2018) Dirs. Phil Johnston & Rich Moore No, he doesn’t post a picture of his bare bottom although this is probably the only thing Ralph doesn’t do as he ventures from the safe-haven of his old school arcade game into the vast, busy and heavily populated digital world of the … Continue reading Ralph Breaks The Internet

Khrustalyov, My Car!

Khrustalyov, My Car! (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 147 minutes approx. Release Date – April 29th Russian cinema is very much in a league of its own when it comes to the arcane and idiosyncratic but this is to be expected given it is a country whose history is one … Continue reading Khrustalyov, My Car!

Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero)

Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero) Japan (2017) Dir. Akiko Ohku It is said that you never forget your first love (I wouldn’t know but that is what is said) but there is a difference between not forgetting them and clinging on to the futile hope that they will one day reciprocate and make … Continue reading Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero)

Top Knot Detective

Top Knot Detective Australia (2017) Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce Fame can do terrible things to people’s egos if they let it. Many within the entertainment industry seem ill equipped to handle their success and become monsters as a result. The lucky ones finally mature and earn redemption, others are not so lucky, like … Continue reading Top Knot Detective

Hortensia

Hortensia Argentina (2015) Dirs. Diego Lublinsky & Álvaro Urtizberea Some people can drift aimlessly through yet still manage to get on, others struggle at every turn. Some of us are always searching for that elusive thing we hope will make us happy, fulfilled or, more commonly, rich. Having a set plan usually helps yet it … Continue reading Hortensia