Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) Japan (2017) Dir. Kenji Kamiyama  Most of us want our dreams to come true, but only the ones that involve attaining a certain goal in life or reaching a state of prosperity in terms of love, wealth and success. The dreams we have that are escapist fantasies … Continue reading Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry Wrong Number US (1948) Dir. Anatole Litvak Over the past few years, they have been scares in the media that excessive use of mobile phones could cause brain cancer. Some have baulked at this idea but as this classic 1948 film noir drama suggests, even an ancient rotary dial telephone could eventually lead to … Continue reading Sorry, Wrong Number

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Wilson Yip Kids. Who’d have them, eh? You bring them into the world, give them everything, teach them everything and they repay by going missing in a foreign country and exposes a criminal operation with huge political implications. That is what drives this final entry … Continue reading Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Joy

Joy Mongolia (2016) Dir. Chinguun Balkhjav Hopefully the country of origin of this 2016 release will deter you from thinking I have broken my boycott of J*nn*f*r L*wr*nc* films, so save the accusations of hypocrisy for another day - if indeed hell does freeze over. Instead, we’ll bask in the knowledge that this Joy marks … Continue reading Joy