The Cut

The Cut Germany (2014) Dir. Faith Akin I apologise in advance for the lack of objectivity and detail in this review but as regular readers will know, I am hard of hearing thus rely on subtitles. This film is a European production with a global cast but most of the dialogue is in English and … Continue reading The Cut

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing) Running Time: 163 minutes approx. There comes a point in everyone’s life when one is publicly embarrassed by their parents but is the issue with them or their parent - especially if this occurs during late adulthood? Can this damage a relationship irreparably or force a … Continue reading Toni Erdmann


Wadjda (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Soda Pictures) Running time: 97 minutes approx. In Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, 10 year-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) revels in challenging the constraints her conservative society puts on women. After a falling out with a local boy Abdullah (Abdullrahman Algohani) Wadjda challenges him to a bike race although … Continue reading Wadjda


Renoir (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Soda Pictures) Running Time: 107 minutes approx. 1915 Côte d’Azur and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) is in his twilight years, his painting suffering from increasing arthritis, while his inspiration has gone, following the death of his wife and his son Jean (Vincent Rottiers) being injured while fighting in the … Continue reading Renoir