Amazon Prime Review – Blow The Man Down (2019)

Murder, fish knives, dark family secrets, sea shanties and female empowerment are all the range in small town noir in Blow The Man Down. The film marks Bridget Cole and Danielle Krudy‘s feature film directorial debut (the pair worked in short films and Television).I watched this at the Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year, describing… Read More Amazon Prime Review – Blow The Man Down (2019)

Film Review – The Uninvited (1944, Criterion Collection)

For years I dreamed of the day The Criterion Collection would come to the UK. In 2016 that dream came true  (with a little help from Sony Pictures Releasing), the boutique distributor arrived and my mind went into hyperdrive. I was like a child let loose in a Toy  shop, I couldn’t decide what releases… Read More Film Review – The Uninvited (1944, Criterion Collection)

Film Review – The Whistlers (2019)

Corneliu Porumboiu is a big player in the Romanian New Wave Cinema with Police, Adjective (2009) his most well known creation. His films are not known for their commercial friendliness, more deadpan, realism. Eleven years on Porumboiu’s The Whistlers is released and it’s his most accessible film to date. A stylish noir inspired playful thriller.… Read More Film Review – The Whistlers (2019)

Film Review – Thunder Road (2018)

It’s sad, frustrating there’s many people who call themselves film fans who rarely watch films outside what we call mainstream cinema. They don’t realise the fountain of wonderful films like Jim Cummings‘s Thunder Road waiting for your viewing pleasure. Any wannabe filmmaker hestitating to what steps to take to kick-off their career should take note… Read More Film Review – Thunder Road (2018)

Film Review – The Truth (La vérité , 2019)

Japanese Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is what you would call an expert at painting the portrait of  family life, intimate even social commentary much like the way Bong Joon-Ho does it. For Kore-eda’s latest film it’s another first for him, his first Non-Japanese language film, The Truth (La vérité). The family dynamics are explored through a… Read More Film Review – The Truth (La vérité , 2019)