Movie Review – The Hands Of Orlac

The Hands Of Orlac (Orlacs Hände) Austria (1924) Dir. Robert Wiene When people have heart transplants they sometimes say they feel a little different from having it replaced by one from another person. This is psychological but may have some merit to it although it may not apply to all forms of transplant - for … Continue reading Movie Review – The Hands Of Orlac

Movie Review – Okay Madam

Okay Madam Korea (2020) Dir. Lee Chul-Ha Never mind snakes on a plane, what about a group of armed North Korean terrorists looking for a defector? Which ones would you want to take your chances with? Never mind, there might be somebody on the flight who can deal with them without you having to lift … Continue reading Movie Review – Okay Madam

Movie Review – Oxygen

Oxygen (Oxygène) France (2021) Dir. Alexandre Aja Most of us have woken up in the middle of the night and wondered where we are as a result of a weird dream or nightmare, whilst those who drink to excess will quite literally wake up in a stage place. Now imagine that strange place is a … Continue reading Movie Review – Oxygen

Movie Review – Black Bud

Black Bud India (2021) Dir. Amol Kale No wonder lust is one of the seven deadly sins, it causes more trouble than good. If being consumed with desire pays off with the odd moment of bliss where nobody gets hurt, that is fine. Unfortunately, more often than not people do end up getting hurt - … Continue reading Movie Review – Black Bud

Movie Review – Ten

Ten (Dah) Iran (2002) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami Forgive me as I am not entirely sure how to describe this film let alone review it. It isn’t through being weird or impenetrable as it is neither of those things but it is different. Oddly enough, I have already reviewed a similar film no doubt inspired by … Continue reading Movie Review – Ten

Movie Review – Charlatan

Charlatan Czech Republic (2020) Dir. Agnieszka Holland We have to hand it to the doctors and nurses who treat us, heal us, and help us control of injuries and maladies but we must also recognise they aren’t miracle workers and there are occasions when even they are helpless. Modern medicine is a marvel, forever updating … Continue reading Movie Review – Charlatan

Movie Review – Shock Wave 2

Shock Wave 2 Hong Kong (2020) Dir. Herman Yau I don’t know what it is about Asian cinema but they have a weird practice of making sequels to films that are sequels in name only. This is a great example - Shockwave came out in 2017 and some of the cast return here but in … Continue reading Movie Review – Shock Wave 2

Movie Review – Josée

Josée   Korea (2020) Dir. Kim Jong-kwan What is it about society that it writes off people with disabilities so easily? They are people too despite their handicaps and have every right to live and enjoy life as much as able-bodied people do and that includes finding love. Surely it’s not that unbelievable, is it? … Continue reading Movie Review – Josée

Movie Review – Ek Mini Katha

Ek Mini Katha India (2021) Dir. Karthik Rapolu Size doesn’t matter so we are told. Obviously, there are instances when it is crucial - you couldn’t sail 500 people across the Atlantic in a rubber dinghy, or house an elephant in a dog kennel. But there is one area where this is a cause for … Continue reading Movie Review – Ek Mini Katha

Movie Review – Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. Release Date – June 28th “A woman like the city’s excrement from the millions of people that it consumed and digested. That was Barbara.” Not the most flattering way to describe the woman who is about to change … Continue reading Movie Review – Tezuka’s Barbara