Graceland

Graceland Philippines (2012) Dir. Ron Morales The things we do for the ones we love. Unfortunately, for some people these are trumped by what they do for themselves, and the result is usually messy. Put the two together and you have this low budget but skilfully provocative drama from the Philippines that explores two different … Continue reading Graceland

Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Department Q - The Absent One (Fasandræberne) Denmark (2014) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard This gruesome, sinuous slice of Nordic Noir is the second film in the Department Q series based on the novels of Jussi Adler-Olsen, following 2013’s Keeper Of Lost Causes. As is usually the case, the cast list gives fans a chance to play … Continue reading Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) France (1959) Dir. François Truffaut “Eureka! I’ve found it!” Regular readers of this site will know that French New Wave and I haven’t been the best of friends, with François Truffaut being one of the directors whose works has yet to move me in the same way it … Continue reading The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)