Across The River (Oltre il guado)

Across The River (Oltre il guado) Italy (2013) Dir. Lorenzo Bianchini “If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise” No teddy bears picnic but slightly more natural animals in their natural habitat - except something rather nasty is slaughtering them in the night. This is the premise for this … Continue reading Across The River (Oltre il guado)

L’Amant Double

L'Amant Double France/Belgium (2017) Dir. François Ozon When a director’s reputation precedes them by a vast distance, reading the summary of their latest film fills you with either a cold dread or perverse excitement. And when that director is maverick auteur François Ozon and one early shot is an extreme close up of lady parts … Continue reading L’Amant Double

Koto: Twin Sisters Of Kyoto

Koto: Twin Sisters Of Kyoto Japan (1963) Dir. Noboru Nakamura Traditionally when a tale features twins separated at birth then meeting after being unaware of the other’s existence, one turns out to be evil or becomes jealous from growing up in poorer circumstances. Since this is 1960’s Japan, we instead get one of the politest … Continue reading Koto: Twin Sisters Of Kyoto

Okja

Okja Korea/US (2017) Dir. Bong Joon-ho Having pulled off the impossible by being an Asian director to actually make a decent film in the US with 2013’s Snowpiercer Bong Jong-ho tries his luck again with this savage satire on capitalist greed, the commercial food industry and animal cruelty. In 2007, the awkward CEO of agrochemical … Continue reading Okja

Our Relations

Our Relations US (1936) Dir. Harry Lachman     Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) are to take their wives Mrs. Hardy (Daphne Pollard) and Betty (Betty Healy) out to lunch. Meanwhile their long lost and less reputable twin brothers Bert (Hardy) and Alf (Laurel), who ran away to join the navy, have docked in town … Continue reading Our Relations