Meatball Machine – Review

https://youtu.be/8G9cRhnm0sE Directed by Yudai Yamaguchi & Jun’ichi Yamamoto Japan/ 2005/ 90 mins ★★ There’s something that the cinematic triumphs share with the more peculiar films; you usually have an idea of how things are going within the first few frames. For one, it’s a compliment to setting the tone or a visual style to enrapture. For others, … Continue reading Meatball Machine – 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

Silent Night – Review

https://youtu.be/f5mfsyHp5v0 Written & Directed by Will Thorne UK/2020/93mins ★★★ One last job - that’s all they ever want. But when you owe someone, and we mean owe someone, well – you’ve just got to do as you’re told. Mark, a recently released hitman from South London, has only one interest following prison, his family. Specifically, his daughter … Continue reading Silent Night – Review

Tigers Are Not Afraid

https://youtu.be/tLKT0gML-oc Written & Directed by Issa López Since the involvement of the Mexican government in 2006, the war on Drug cartels and trafficking have torn apart the cultural landscape of South America, surprisingly without much focus from many Western nations. With upwards of 160,000 recorded deaths, with many children being hidden on the fatality list, … Continue reading Tigers Are Not Afraid