Juan Of The Dead (Juan de los muertos)

Juan Of The Dead (Juan de los muertos) Cuba/Spain (2011) Dir. Alejandro Brugués They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but there remains a fine line between inspiration and creating an original work worthy of being judged on its own merits. Alejandro Brugués actually pulls this off with his low budget political satire … Continue reading Juan Of The Dead (Juan de los muertos)

Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (Shiko funjatta)

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (Shiko funjatta) Japan (1992) Dir. Masayuki Suo One look at the above poster tells us pretty much all we need to know about this film and it certainly lives up to those perceptions story wise. As accurate as is to say Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t is every zero-to-hero sports film you’ve … Continue reading Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (Shiko funjatta)

Robbery (Lou Lap)

Robbery (Lou Lap) Hong Kong (2016) Dir. Fire Lee I might have said this before but it bears repeating - Hong Kong comedies are strange beasts which don’t always translate well outside of Asia (unless you are Jackie Chan or Stephen Chow). One film unlikely to buck this trend is surreal black comedy Robbery. Lau … Continue reading Robbery (Lou Lap)