Giants and Toys – Blu-Ray Release

https://youtu.be/IpBNmo6Rhp4 Directed by Yasuzô Masumura Japan/ 1958/ 95 mins ★★★★ A sweet tooth isn’t enough anymore, as a post-war Japan comes to loggerheads with the tactics of Western capitalism; where the ethical practices of a traditional company and family values waiver at the corrosive touch of glorified media and advertising excesses. Three candy manufacturers Giant, … Continue reading Giants and Toys – Blu-Ray Release

Persian Lessons – Review

https://youtu.be/5FdRKMQMj4o Directed by Vadim Perelman Screenplay adapted by Ilja Zofin Russia, Germany, Belarus/ 2020/ 127 mins ★★★ Treading the line of invention is a difficult option, and potentially dangerous when devising a Holocaust survival story. But in the end, director Vadim Perelman‘s Persian Lessons has little intention of maintaining authenticity throughout; instead, focusing on specific aspects which, tragically, … Continue reading Persian Lessons – Review