The Favourite

The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. 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 seen the previous films from … Continue reading The Favourite

Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji

Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. It needs pointing out that Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji is a very misleading title - except it isn’t. Upon reading this title (and seeing the artwork for this Blu-ray release), it is assumed that either a … Continue reading Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth UK (2017) Dir. William Oldroyd Not directly a take on Shakespeare’s legendary play but an adaptation of the 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov, which carries echoes of the bard’s work. Either way, it’s about a woman who strikes a blow for feminism but doesn’t know when to stop. … Continue reading Lady Macbeth

Sabrina

Sabrina US (1954) Dir. Billy Wilder Billy Wilder was a master of all genres of film - from comedy to drama to film noir to satire, Wilder has made at least one classic in each of these areas, often setting the standard for others to follow. In the process Wilder has directed some of the … Continue reading Sabrina

The Maid (La nana)

  The Maid (La nana) Chile (2009) Dir. Sebastián Silva Raquel (Catalina Saavedra) has been housemaid to the Valdes family for over twenty years and remains fiercely loyal to them at the expense of her own life and family. While she seems to get along best with eldest son Lucas (Agustín Silva) Raquel clashes constantly … Continue reading The Maid (La nana)