The Birthday Cake – Review

https://youtu.be/UIbofWPedS0 Directed by Jimmy Giannopoulos Written by Jimmy Giannopolous, Diomedes Raul Bermudez & Shiloh Fernandez USA/ 2021/ 93 mins ★★ amily is everything to the Mob. It’s the age-old rule of what not to touch – and precisely where to hurt someone the most. A gangster flick concealing an attempted family drama, director Jimmy Giannopoulo … Continue reading The Birthday Cake – Review

A Splinter of Ice – King’s Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ClZzN3dD6lE Written by Ben Brown Directed by Alan Strachan & Alastair Whatley ★★★★ Allegiances are a fragile concept, a peculiar unfaltering sense of loyalty and kinsmanship which places another’s safety ahead of ourselves. To overcome the innate ability to protect ourselves is a tremendous and (to some) curious ability. To lay down our lives in … Continue reading A Splinter of Ice – King’s Theatre

A Perfect Enemy – Review

https://youtu.be/m4ojQ3RT3Sk Directed by Kike Maíllo Written by Cristina Clemente & Kike Maíllo Spain,Germany,France/2020/89mins ★★★★ Chaos and order; love and obsession. There are paradigms which belong together. In the case of architect Jeremiasz Angust, everything comes with a reason and design, until a young twenty-something year old girl crashes into his life. Approached on his way … Continue reading A Perfect Enemy – Review

Into the Labyrinth – Review

https://youtu.be/zql5i-kCmgw Written & Directed by Donato Carissi Italy/2019/130mins ★★★ It’s all just a game to some people. After fifteen years, Samantha Andretti awakens inside St. Catherine’s hospital, police at the door and a mysterious Dr Green observing her. Andretti’s only memory of her time away has been playing various games with an unidentified kidnapper, lost … Continue reading Into the Labyrinth – Review

The Glass Man – Review

https://youtu.be/6M8Pvdst_7g Written & Directed by Cristian Solimeno 2011/ UK/ 108 mins ★★★ What a premise. What a deep-seated deconstruction of abusive and toxic masculinity. What a cast of accomplished performers, and what a shame. Just shy of a decade ago, Cristian Solimeno’s The Glass Man saw a limited release. Now, towards the tail end of 2020, this psychological … Continue reading The Glass Man – Review