Vixen VOD (Distributor: Darkcoast) Running Time: 88 minutes approx. Ever wondered what Die Hard would be like with a cute kick-ass Asian female lead and not Bruce Willis? You probably haven’t but that hasn’t stopped legendary Hong Kong film expert and polymath Bey Logan from concocting a script on that very basis for this Chinese/international … Continue reading Vixen

The Last Diamond (Le dernier diamant)

The Last Diamond (Le dernier diamant) France (2014) Dir. Eric Barbier One thing you can’t accuse Eric Barbier of is rushing things. In his 26-year career, he has directed just five films; if he moved any faster he’d stop. Or maybe we should look at it as “quality over quantity”? Of Barbier works, I’ve only … Continue reading The Last Diamond (Le dernier diamant)

Disorder (aka Maryland)

Disorder (aka Maryland) France/Belgium (2015) Dir. Alice Winocour When you can’t understand what is going on in your own head it is far harder for other people to understand you. Whilst I can’t - and daren’t - compare my Asperger’s to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) I can empathise with people who are fighting a battle … Continue reading Disorder (aka Maryland)

Neighbouring Sounds (O Som ao Redor)

Neighbouring Sounds (O Som ao Redor) Brazil (2012) Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho In an affluent middle-classed neighbourhood in Recife the residents all live with their own daily foibles and personal crisis. Mother of two Bia (Maeve Jinkings) is constantly being kept awake by her neighbour’s dog and tries every trick in the book to silence … Continue reading Neighbouring Sounds (O Som ao Redor)