The Third Murder

The Third Murder

The director of humanist, thoughtful films, the self-titled Ken Loach of Japanese cinema,  Hirokazu Kore-eda has moved on to murder in his latest The Third Murder.
His previous work has largely been centered on broken families, and taken a child’s point of view – its no accident that Arrow Academy have released a box set of 3 of his films, entitled Family Values.

Summer films

Summer films

The UK is in the middle of an unlikely and persistent heatwave  temperatures are in the high twenties, when for most British summer’s, the best you can hope for is high teens.

Interestingly we cope with this unusual heat better than cold spells.

Naked Island

Naked Island

It’s a film in which for most of the hour and a half running time, we watch a man and a woman walking up and down a steep narrow path, fetching and carrying buckets of water in blistering heat, and occasionally ladling the water parsimoniously onto wilting...
Crab exits stage right

Crab exits stage right

M is someone I have known for most of my life. She is – by instinct – fair and level headed, but she is sometimes drawn from her instincts by watching ITV evening news. If Emmerdale followed Channel 4 news, we would have a whole different ballgame, but ITV news is the one that is watched, …

The ‘seventies

The ‘seventies

The ‘seventies – a Devon teenagehood 8 JULY, 2018 summer culture Cadbury’s chocolate teddy bears, Corona Ice-Cream Soda; Harmony Hairspray: Show him your a Slimcia girl. Cheap aftershave and sickly perfume. Belted knitted jackets – Starsky; Crocheted...