Wished (Fan zhuan ren sheng)

Wished (Fan zhuan ren sheng) China (2017) Dir. Dayyan Eng  Imagine if all your life wishes came true, that would be pretty awesome right? Or would it? Since having everything means you have nothing to look forward to or aim towards which would make life a bit dull, surely? Well, you know what they say … Continue reading Wished (Fan zhuan ren sheng)

Mindhorn

Mindhorn UK (2016) Dir. Sean Foley I’m not overly familiar with The Mighty Boosh, except that it is a surreal British comedy show that I do know spawned TV’s most mainstream cake-eating Goth Noel Fielding. This fact alone made me wonder exactly what sort of creative mind Fielding’s Boosh partner Julian Barratt may possess heading … Continue reading Mindhorn

David Brent: Life On The Road

David Brent: Life On The Road UK (2016) Dir. Ricky Gervais It appears to be de rigueur to preface every review of this big screen return for the incomparably cringe worthy David Brent with a disclaimer proclaiming a love of the TV series The Office from whence he came. Perhaps to prepare us for a … Continue reading David Brent: Life On The Road

Three Ages

Three Ages US (1923) Dir. Buster Keaton & Edward Cline Buster Keaton’s second feature length film was the first where he assumed full control of the production so a lot was riding on it. While it hasn’t been as fondly remembered as his other works, Keaton’s satire on D.W Griffith’s era-hopping epic Intolerance was successful … Continue reading Three Ages

What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do In The Shadows New Zealand (2014) Dirs. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi Ever since the likes of The Rutles and This Is Spinal Tap popularised the spoof documentary or “mockumentary”, given birth to many imitators covering sports, films and dog shows this formula eventually made its way to television where it arguably … Continue reading What We Do In The Shadows

Igor

Igor US/France (2008) Dir. Anthony Leondis This film is something of a curiosity as it is almost a decade old yet I know or recall little about it. Many CGI animated films tend to be obscured under the rather imposing shadow of the output from Pixar, Disney and to a lesser extent Dreamworks so it … Continue reading Igor

Ashens And The Quest For Game Child

Ashens And The Quest For Game Child (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Anchor Bay) Running Time: 90 minutes approx. Before I get into the review it would appear to be of some help to know who Ashens is since his raison d’etre and humour are quite specific and would be lost of newbies such as … Continue reading Ashens And The Quest For Game Child

OSS 117: Lost in Rio (OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus)

OSS 117: Lost in Rio (OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus) France (2009) Dir. Michel Hazanavicius France’s top secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin), returns with a new mission that sees him on his way to Brazil to deliver a 50 000 francs payment to an exiled Nazi, Professor … Continue reading OSS 117: Lost in Rio (OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus)