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.

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...
Francesco Rosi

Francesco Rosi

Look at his photo.
What kind of films would you say he made?
Action films, maybe?
If i tell you his Italian?

Another Year

Another Year

I am at the Lighthouse waiting to go and see Mike Leigh’s Another Year, its hard to believe (and somewhat ironic) that I haven’t been here in a year, – my last outing was to Haneke’s White Ribbon. Someone asked me if “the Mike Leigh...
French film Night

French film Night

I watched “Father of my Children” last night, which was superb and very French – lots of chat, and not much action, but afterwards it leaves you thinking about life, and choices and all that kind of stuff. One of the (unpleasant) characters seems to...

Broken Embraces – fluent Almodovar

I finally got around to watching the most recent Almodóvar – not because I was avoiding it, but because his films often have that Thornton’s chocolate factor – you know it’s going to be a pleasing indulgence, but you want to save it for a...