Movie Review – Two Of Us

Two Of Us (Deux) France (2019) Dir. Filippo Meneghetti People seem to have forgotten that love, romance, and relationships are not exclusive to those under 40. Although some in older age groups may get a pass if they still have their looks, the idea of them being in love is not a consideration. Being old, … Continue reading Movie Review – Two Of Us

Movie Review – My Young Auntie

My Young Auntie (Zhang bei) Hong Kong (1981) Dir. Lau Kar-Leung Respecting a position of authority is hard when that person is younger than you are. In some countries, this sense of hierarchy is attached to members of the family as well as society in general - i.e. respecting your elders, and some people find … Continue reading Movie Review – My Young Auntie

Movie Review – The Getaway King

The Getaway King (Najmro: Kocha, kradnie, szanuje) Poland (2021) Dir. Mateusz Rakowicz Venerating criminals is an odd trait human beings possess but it does happen. This is not a case of deifying murders and paedophiles but petty thieves who are products of their environment and take on the establishment, quite often winning. In Poland, such … Continue reading Movie Review – The Getaway King

Anime Review – Belle

Belle (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs Ltd. Ed 4K Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 122 minutes approx. Release Date: June 27th    The internet has become the best hiding place in the world. It is somewhere for those in pain to seek solace, the lonely to find company, and on a darker note, … Continue reading Anime Review – Belle

Movie Review – True Mothers

True Mothers (Asa ga kuru) Japan (2020) Dir. Naomi Kawase Define “mother” - is it someone who gives birth to you or someone who raises, nurtures, and looks after you in life? Obviously, this can relate to fathers too but given the bond that forms during pregnancy, there is an argument the question is more … Continue reading Movie Review – True Mothers

Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Pompo The Cinéphile (Cert 12A) Limited Theatrical Release (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 94 minutes approx. Release Date: June 29th   “Welcome to the world of dreams and madness!” So speaks the eponymous character of this anime love letter to cinema, as if the title wasn’t already a giveaway. If the “madness” part sounds like a … Continue reading Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Movie Review – Gang

Gang Korea (2019) Dir. Jo Ba-Reun Perhaps you have heard the phrase “Offense is the best form of defence”, or in simple terms “Strike first”. This is a mindset dangerous people entering prison adopt by way of survival, seeking out the current “Daddy” and taking him out to establish their fearsome reputation. But to do … Continue reading Movie Review – Gang

VOD Review – Theo And The Metamorphosis

Theo And The Metamorphosis (Cert 18) (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – June 24th The Kafka-esque title might alert the more learned among you as what to expect from French director Damien Odoul’s latest offering. It’s not just the title, the entire film is rife with vignettes that could … Continue reading VOD Review – Theo And The Metamorphosis

Movie Review – Caught In Time

Caught In Time (Chu bao) Hong Kong/China (2020) Dir. Lau Ho-Leung “Persistence without respite” We’re always told that patience is a virtue which must be a vital requirement for anyone joining the police force - after all, who else could handle long fruitless stakeouts or undertake painstaking mission to catch a master criminal. But ten … Continue reading Movie Review – Caught In Time

Movie Review – The Warped Forest

The Warped Forest (Asatte no Mori) Japan (2011) Dir. Shunichiro Miki Q: When is a sequel not a sequel? A: When it is a spiritual sequel. Similarly crazy, The Warped Forest is the spiritual sequel to 2005’s surreal compendium Funky Forest: The First Contact, a collection of random skits about stuff. One of its three … Continue reading Movie Review – The Warped Forest