Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You UK (2019) Dir. Ken Loach After the coruscating attack on the flawed an uncompromising welfare system in his last film I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach returns to highlight another aspect if modern British life that serves only to favour the rich and exploit the poor, the zero hour contract. Struggling with … Continue reading Sorry We Missed You

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

The Personal History Of David Copperfield (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – June 15th Confession - I’ve never read Dickens. I know many of the titles of his works and, like most people, I’m very familiar with A Christmas Carol since it has been adapted and … Continue reading The Personal History Of David Copperfield

In The Loop

In The Loop UK (2009) Dir. Armando Iannucci Politics has always been the best target for satire but in recent years, politicians and their decision making have become such a joke it is difficult to mock them, as it would be parodying a parody. So instead, let’s get back to the simpler times of 2009…. … Continue reading In The Loop

1917

1917 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Release Date – May 18th War films have largely been either political or patriotic, but always keen to exploit the mental or physical suffering of those on the front line. The depiction of the battles is not just to wow the audience … Continue reading 1917

The Warrior

The Warrior UK (2001) Dir. Asif Kapadia All of us at one point in our lives have wanted to quit our jobs but how many are in the employ of someone who will have you killed if you upped and left? Maybe that person wasn’t the right one to take a job for in some … Continue reading The Warrior

Piccadilly

Piccadilly UK (1929) Dir. E.A Dupont Fame and fortune - is it really worth risking everything over? And why does the rise to the top always bring out the worst in people? It’s a story for the ages, one artists will never tire of telling, and people never tire of hearing. London nightclub Piccadilly, owned … Continue reading Piccadilly

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man UK (1980) Dir. David Lynch In this current climate of people desiring fame and attention for the vainest and shallow of reasons, we must not overlook those who achieve it through their misfortune as exploited by others. That this is more infamy than fame, there are few more notable the tragic case … Continue reading The Elephant Man

Funeral In Berlin

Funeral In Berlin UK (1966) Dir. Guy Hamilton Everyone’s favourite bespectacled laconic cockney secret agent is back for another death-defying mission at the behest of the Ministry of Defence, crossing international borders and unravelling a sinuous mystery that develops seemingly out of nowhere. Bifurcated Germany is the current base of Soviet intelligence officer Colonel Stok … Continue reading Funeral In Berlin

And The Same To You

And The Same To You UK (1960) Dir. George Pollock Boxing aka the Noble Art. Even as a wrestling and martial arts fan I’m not sure what there is about two people beating the snot out of each other that is noble but this sport has been around a lot longer than I have and … Continue reading And The Same To You

Blinded By The Light

Blinded By The Light UK (2019) Dir. Gurinder Chadha It is said music can cross boundaries and cultures unlike any other form of art, which is debatable as the same can be said for film, paintings, or literature. Yet, there is a reason why musicians can travel the world, be instantly recognised, and hold court … Continue reading Blinded By The Light