Sunflowers – Exhibition on Screen

https://youtu.be/eY6aIUp_5eQ Directed by David Bickerstaff 2021/Australia/85mins ★★★★ A mad man. A failure. One of Europe's most prominent artists. A visionary. Few artists cause such diverse opinions as Vincent Van Gogh. For numerous school children, he is the man crippled with mental anxieties and physical mutilation, only becoming famous after his death. To the art community, … Continue reading Sunflowers – Exhibition on Screen

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

Comets – Review

https://youtu.be/TqNaurZL6Xg Directed by Tamar Shavgulidze Georgia / 2019 / 71 mins ★★★ What could have been, what might have been and all of the things we’ll never know; reflection and regrets are the final killers in life, looking back at the way we squandered moments and now come to realise their significance – perhaps no … Continue reading Comets – Review

The County – Review

https://youtu.be/6xalJXBc82s Directed & Written by Grímur Hákonarson Iceland/2019/91mins ★★★★ There’s no question about the economic abuse farmers, particularly dairy, suffer from monopolistic business practises and superstores with market control. Already a colossal issue in the economies of the United States and western Europe, for smaller nations with significantly lower populations the starving tactics employed against … Continue reading The County – Review

Here Are The Young Men – Review

https://youtu.be/yj5DP6rqyN4 Directed by Eion Macken Ireland USA/ 2020/96 mins ★★ Unable to separate itself from the distinctly obvious inspirations of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, Here Are The Young Men lowers the age of the principal cast and centres on three lads finishing school and emerging into the cruel and waiting world. The transgression of youth is a staple of cinematic … Continue reading Here Are The Young Men – Review