The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi)

The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi) France (2018) Dir. Romain Gavras Crime doesn’t pay yet people still think they can prove this adage wrong - or die trying. One man hopes to walk away from this dangerous world but there are many things preventing him from doing so - including his own … Continue reading The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi)

Default (Gukgabudo-ui Nal)

Default (Gukgabudo-ui Nal) Korea (2018) Dir. Choi Kook-Hee Bankers. There is a reason its rude rhyming alternative exists and it’s not limited to here in the UK either. In 1997, Korea was embroiled in a major financial scandal due to the actions of corrupt politicians that was seen a key contribution to Korea’s financial crash … Continue reading Default (Gukgabudo-ui Nal)

My King (Mon Roi)

My King (Mon Roi) France (2015) Dir. Maïwenn Bruises heal but mental abuse stays forever, yet some schools of thought propagate a possible correlation between the two, and that rehabbing the physical could help fix the psychological. This might just be modern cod philosophy or an unexplored phenomenon but they do say “healthy body, healthy … Continue reading My King (Mon Roi)

Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti)

Gauguin (Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti) France (2017) Dir. Edouard Deluc Paul Gauguin is a polarising figure in the history of art - retrospectively revered for his paintings and developing the style of Synthetism but loathed for his immoral lifestyle. As the original French title of this film suggests, the stage of his life being … Continue reading Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti)


L'Appartement France (1996) Dir. Gilles Mimouni You can rest easy; the French haven’t done the unthinkable and remade Billy Wilder’s classic The Apartment, although themes of secret romances blossoming in a bijou abode are shared elements of both plots. Aside from that, these two films couldn’t be more dissimilar. Max (Vincent Cassel) is the promising … Continue reading L’Appartement

It’s Only The End Of The World

It’s Only The End Of The World (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. What is it about families that they are usually the last people we tell big news to? Why do we fear their reactions the most? Is it out fault or theirs? Prodigious French-Canadian writer-director Xavier … Continue reading It’s Only The End Of The World

Our Day Will Come (Notre jour viendra)

Our Day Will Come (Notre jour viendra) France (2010) Dir. Romain Gavras In society there are always people outcast or picked on for their physical appearances, and one maligned group are red heads. For some unexplained reason, people with red or ginger hair are considered an oddity, thus are mercilessly teased for this genetic phenomenon. … Continue reading Our Day Will Come (Notre jour viendra)

La Haine (Hate)

La Haine (Hate) France (1995) Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz In a run down multi-ethnic estate in the suburbs of Paris, a young man, Abdel Ichaha, lies in a coma after being savagely beaten by police, leading to public outcry which resulted in a violent riot. During the riot a policeman lost his .44 Magnum revolver which … Continue reading La Haine (Hate)

The Monk

  The Monk (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor Metrodome) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. In 17th century Madrid, a monk named Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), who was abandoned as a baby at a monastery and raised by capuchin Monks, is one of the most revered and respected holy men due to his resolute devotion to his … Continue reading The Monk