Tag: World Cinema

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Suspiria

Suspiria (2018) While I half fucking loved this and half hated it, I do believe this is one of the most interesting films of the year and therefore a success in my eyes. The remake of Dario Argento‘s 1977 original is completely different to its counterpart, in style and in conclusion but it’s still beautiful and grating. I can safely say that Suspiria (1977) … Read More Suspiria

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Film) Review

Or La femme la plus assassinée du monde (original title) Not much preamble today but I will say this. This film is very French and very confusing. Beautiful though. *Minor spoilers* The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (2018) IMDB Synopsis Paula Maxa is the Parisian Grand Guignol Theatre’s leading lady, famous for being murdered on stage every day. But is there a link … Read More The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Film) Review

Veronica (Film) Review

Halloween month and all is right in the world. Or rather, the world has gone to shit on this side of the Atlantic and across the pond, as Jill and I have been discussing for the last couple of days – but we can always relieve our fears for an hour or so by watching true terror unfold. The question is, which is more … Read More Veronica (Film) Review

Margarita with a Straw (Film) Review

An Indian coming-of-age tale this week and it’s a pretty nice one really. Certainly more joyful than the fucking miserable Duck Butter from last week. Thank God because I was not down for that much introspection again, not for a while anyway. *Spoilers* Margarita with a Straw (2014) IMDB Synopsis A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study … Read More Margarita with a Straw (Film) Review

The Firefly (Film) Review

Jill and I settled on Gay July because we’ve always had pretty good success with LGBTQIA films within the collab – and there are some great ones on Netflix at the moment. So let’s kick back with this Colombian love story, shall we? *Spoilers* The Firefly (2013) or La luciérnaga (original title) IMDB Synopsis After the sudden death of her estranged brother, Lucia accidentally … Read More The Firefly (Film) Review

Holy Camp! (Film) Review

Or, ‘”Girl”, he said,”at least you didn’t get crucified.”‘ SPOILERS!! If you want to go in clean then skip my intro and move straight into the review. A user on Letterboxd said this about Holy Camp!: I never knew I needed a Spanish, Catholic gay musical but here I am. So you know it’s got to be good. Though perhaps having the heads up … Read More Holy Camp! (Film) Review

Love (Film) Review

Love: or What the fuck did you expect, Murphy? This week’s pick has a very high opinion of itself which at least makes one of us. It is definitely NSFW, not that you’d be watching French-Belgian art house at your place of work but you know what I mean: lots of private parts and shagging. You have been warned. *Spoilers* Love (2015) IMDB Synopsis … Read More Love (Film) Review

The Art of Loving (Film) Review

Free for all month and we start June with this biopic of awesome polish gynaecologist Michalina Wislocka, a sex campaigner who rocked the sex lives of polish women forever. My new favourite heroine basically. *Spoilers* The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wislocka (2017) IMDB Synopsis Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her … Read More The Art of Loving (Film) Review

I Am Not a Witch (Film) Review

Or: Witches be cray. We round out May-hem Month with this beauty from Rungano Nyoni, Zambian-born turned Welsh national and first time film maker. I don’t know how Jill feels about this one yet but I can certainly say this may be the jewel in the crown as far as this month is concerned, and it’s been a pretty eclectic month. I Am Not … Read More I Am Not a Witch (Film) Review

Atomic Falafel (Film) Review

A comedy about potential nuclear havoc this week – and you might be asking, where’s the LOL in that? Well, you’d be surprised. Another prime example of Jill picking a film I’d never choose for myself – and me thoroughly enjoying myself. *Spoilers* Atomic Falafel (2015) IMDB Synopsis Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries most valuable secrets on … Read More Atomic Falafel (Film) Review

Excuse My French (Film) Review

Jill sold this week’s pick to me like this: “There’s an Egyptian movie called Excuse My French that might be good? It’s about a boy moving to a new school in Egypt and being the only Christian there. Don’t worry, it’s a comedy.” Well, first of all, girl knows me so well, she’s already anticipating me turning my nose up at a seemingly ‘boring’ … Read More Excuse My French (Film) Review

Barbara (Film) Review

Welcome to our first collaborative review of 2016! Last year’s Collab was a blast as far as I’m concerned, featuring many, many films I never would have picked to watch myself but I’m glad I’ve seen. Yes, even the really awful ones. I’m excited to see what this year will bring in terms of hidden gems, heinous mistakes and everything in between. We’ve agreed … Read More Barbara (Film) Review