The Truth (La vérité)

The Truth (La vérité) France/Japan (2019) Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda What exactly is “the truth”? Despite its definition of being something incontrovertible and factual, it does seem to quite a subjective thing for many people. This might depend on memory but ultimately it is what people want to believe, resulting in waters becoming very muddied if … Continue reading The Truth (La vérité)

Wet Woman In The Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna)

Wet Woman In The Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna) Japan (2016) Dir. Akihiko Shiota Q: When is a porno not a porno? A: When it’s a Roman Porno! Nothing to do with a horny Julius Caesar, but a cinematic movement from Japan created in the early 70’s to combat falling cinema attendance. The idea was … Continue reading Wet Woman In The Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna)

The Orphanage (Parwareshghah)

The Orphanage (Parwareshghah) Denmark/Afghanistan (2019) Dir. Shahrbanoo Sadat For most of us, our teenage years were spent hating school, arguing with our parents, listening to music, becoming curious about the opposite gender, and looking ahead to becoming adults. In the Middle East, this would be a luxury for a large number of teens, whose lives … Continue reading The Orphanage (Parwareshghah)

Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 325 minutes approx. Release Date: May 18th    Thanks to anime we’ve learned of a number of curious explanations for the behaviour of teenagers in Japan, be it socially withdrawn hikikimori or daydreaming fantasists with Chunibyo or Eighth … Continue reading Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai

My Friend From The Park (Mi amiga del parque)

My Friend From The Park (Mi amiga del parque) Argentina (2015) Dir. Ana Katz “You never really know someone until…” is the opening of a litany of quotes, aphorisms, or in today’s world, internet memes. Yet, it is widely postulated that we may never really know someone at all despite living with them, marrying them, … Continue reading My Friend From The Park (Mi amiga del parque)

Toradora! The Complete Series

Toradora! The Complete Series (Cert 12) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 638 minutes approx. Release Date: May 11th    Another unashamedly lazy review presented as new to you, as MVM has brought another older series from out of the mothballs and given it a Blu-ray re-release. The title under discussion is the sprawling … Continue reading Toradora! The Complete Series

Valentin

Valentin Argentina (2002) Dir. Alejandro Agresti Too many people in life think they know it all yet know nothing. They have an opinion on everything, try to enforce that opinion on others and believe that whatever they do to fix a situation is the only correct method, even if they are sometimes successful. No doubt … Continue reading Valentin