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

Six Suspects – Taiwan Film Festival

https://youtu.be/IJ-oAmIUmUs Written by Yi-Yun Lin Directed by Lin Tuan-Chiu Taiwan / 1965 / 109 mins ★★★★ Tenn Kong-Hui has no shortage of enemies, though that’s expected for a crooked blackmailer. Abusing his talents in reconnaissance, he takes a twisted delight in busting up the soirees, marriages and lives of the social elite – for a … Continue reading Six Suspects – Taiwan Film Festival

Le Brio – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/_CE-2H-a62A Directed by Yvan Attal Written by Yaël Langmann, Victor Saint Macary, Yvan Attal, et al. ★★★★ t’s pretty easy to offend someone these days, isn’t it? For the past few years, an age of resentment has simultaneously grown as a counterculture against elitism, prejudice and right-wing media. It’s a complicated issue; when do free-speech … Continue reading Le Brio – French Film Festival

Extra Ordinary – Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1TvL5ZL6Sc Written & Directed by: Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, the last person you’d call is the driving instructor, right? Well, in quaint, middle-of-nowhere Ireland, this is precisely who to reach out to for all your ectoplasmic queries. Where other than rural Ireland could you stumble upon satanic … Continue reading Extra Ordinary – Netflix

Misbehaviour – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/ZUa0Mtdv1HQ Directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe Written by Rebecca Frayn & Gaby Chiappe ‘Beauty with a Purpose,’ was the slogan for the longest-running beauty pageant, Miss World; one which didn’t come into effect until around 30 years after the contest’s conception. This saw the addition of intelligence and personality ‘points’ to deter from the previous, purely … Continue reading Misbehaviour – Edinburgh Filmhouse