Topkapi US (1964) Dir. Jules Dassin Crime capers are a stalwart of cinema, presenting an interesting dichotomy - whether they would inspire criminals to formulate even wilder heists, or if they were designed to inform the police on what to look out for to thwart them. I’m sure both parties would find them valuable, but … Continue reading Movie Review – Topkapi
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Studios) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. In 2007, professional TV and film troll Sacha Baron Cohen claimed to have retired his character Borat Sagdiyev, a tactless, feckless, clueless TV presenter from Kazakhstan after the 2006 mockumentary film Borat. In 2020, just as things are getting worse across … Continue reading Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm
Justice League (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Zack Snyder In early 2016 the DCU, in response to Marvel producing successful super-team films thought it had the crown in their hands when they paired off its two most iconic Superheroes Batman and Superman in one film. Sadly, the film was a misfire and soured the DCU … Continue reading Justice League
The Stoning of Soraya M. USA (2008) Dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh In 1986, a French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam (Jim Caviezel) is stranded in the remote Iranian village of Kuhpayeh when his car breaks down. While it is being repaired, Sahebjam is invited into the home of Zhara (Shohreh Aghdashloo) who convinces the journalist to listen … Continue reading The Stoning of Soraya M.