The Treacherous (Gansin)

The Treacherous (Gansin) Korea (2015) Dir. Min Kyu-dong We may moan about the deluded megalomaniacs in positions of power that are blighting our daily lives with their despotic solipsism, class war baiting and Twitter based idiocy but if history has taught us anything, we should be lucky modern rulers aren’t nearly as dangerous as the … Continue reading The Treacherous (Gansin)

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Monster Musume Collection

Monster Musume Collection (Cert 18) 4 Discs DVD / 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 290 minutes approx. Release Date: Limited Combo Collectors Edition - February 12th / Regular Editions - April 9th    Just over a year ago I suggested Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!? might be the series with the “wackiest harem premise” … Continue reading Monster Musume Collection

The Lure (Córki dancingu)

The Lure (Córki dancingu) Poland (2015) Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska Even as Europeans (but not for much longer, thanks Brexit!) we Brits still marvel at the esoteric and idiosyncratic take our geographical cousins have on their cinema. A case in point is this musical horror fantasy based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, with … Continue reading The Lure (Córki dancingu)

Raw

Raw France/Belgium (2016) Dir. Julia Ducournau Having already been familiar with the synopsis of this French/Belgian film and going by the first 20 minutes or so, my initial summation was “Like Animal House with the emphasis on Animal”. Little did I know that I would regret such premature flippancy. Teenage vegetarian and aspiring vet Justine … Continue reading Raw

Baskin

Baskin Turkey (2015) Dir. Can Evrenol “Arthouse horror” is the latest trend in cinema to come from South America and parts of Europe, with Mexican effort We Are The Flesh the first one experienced by yours truly - “experienced” being the operative word as these surreal descents into unimaginable psychedelic and psychotic worlds can’t really … Continue reading Baskin

Nowhere In Moravia (Díra u Hanusovic)

Nowhere In Moravia (Díra u Hanusovic) Czech Republic (2014) Dir. Miroslav Krobot The wonderful thing about cinema is that we can travel to any country in the world, view their sights and experience their culture without ever leaving our living rooms. If there were a downside, it would be seeing a country through a cynical … Continue reading Nowhere In Moravia (Díra u Hanusovic)

The Liar (Geojinmal)

The Liar (Geojinmal) Korea (2014) Dir. Kim Dong-Myung It is becoming increasingly tough to keep up with the Joneses is these days of austerity and economic disparity so why not choose the alternative - just pretend? It doesn’t cost you anything, except maybe the trust of those around you and maybe your own sanity. Ah-Young … Continue reading The Liar (Geojinmal)