Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong)

Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong) Hong Kong (1994) Dirs. Stephen Chow & Lee Lik-Chi Stephen Chow has been the most prominent name in off-the-wall comedy from Hong Kong for two decades yet very few of his films have made it to the UK. Luckily for us, Amazon Prime have got their hands on … Continue reading Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong)

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House US (1948) Dir. H.C Potter One thing this film can’t be accused of is possessing a title that carries any ambiguity about what the story is about. Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins (itself an expansion on his short story Mr. Blandings Builds His Castle), this amiable post-War … Continue reading Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

The Square

The Square Sweden (2017) Dir. Ruben Östlund The world of modern art has always been ripe for satire and lampooning whilst the way people treat their fellow human beings is also a fecund subject, but there is little obvious overlap. That hasn’t stopped Swedish auteur Ruben Östlund from having a go but is The Square … Continue reading The Square

The Overcoat (Shinel)

The Overcoat (Shinel) Russia (1926) Dir. Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg Despite the huge acclaim Russian silent cinema has achieved here in the west, it was a different story on its native soil back in the day, when even such revered classics as Battleship Potemkin weren’t hits with neither the public nor critics. Western frivolity … Continue reading The Overcoat (Shinel)

I Am Not A Witch

I Am Not A Witch UK/France/Germany (2017) Dir. Rungano Nyoni Admit it ladies, you’ve all had to make this declaration to repudiate the accusation from the men in your life during a heated argument, but at least it would be forgotten after you’ve lamped him with a frying pan. Spare a thought then for the … Continue reading I Am Not A Witch

Harvey

Harvey US (1950) Dir. Henry Koster Time for ol’ MIB to strike another classic film of his never-ending “To Watch” list, in the form of this quirky comedy from 1950, originally a Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play written by Mary Chase, who also adapted her work into the screenplay for this cinematic outing. Elwood P. … Continue reading Harvey

Antiporno

Antiporno (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 76 minutes approx. Release Date – April 30th In 2016 it was decided that the Roman Porno movement of the 1970’s and 80’s from famed studio Nikkatsu should be rebooted by directors of the modern generation. Five directors were chosen but only … Continue reading Antiporno