• Nana

    May 3, 2015

    It is a needlessly extended, yet very well performed drama with a splendid couple of actresses taking centre stage.

  • Nobody To Watch Over Me

    May 4, 2015

    ‘Nobody To Watch Over Me’ packs quality into every area, from the probing direction to a superb cast without a weak link among them.

  • The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck And God In A Coin Locker

    Mar 14, 2015

    As it begins to appear that this will be another unfunny Japanese comedy where kookiness is more valued than originality or wit, the film changes direction and goes some way to redeeming itself.

  • The Great Passage

    Mar 19, 2018

    Only in Japan would a book like ‘The Great Passage’ catch the public imagination, only in Japan would someone then think that this might translate to the big screen and only in Japan would it be a rousing success.

  • The Raid 2: Berandal

    May 16, 2015

    While sometimes over indulgent and not quite as good as the first instalment, ‘The Raid 2’ is still an incredible achievement, a staggering action film and, well, just plain essential cinema.