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  • The Funeral

    The Funeral

    ★★★★

    The funeral

    The funeral is a two hour comedy-drama film directed by Juuzo Itami, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, it focuses on the death of a family patriarch and his relatives attending and preparing his funeral.

    There's a certain sense of skepticism approaching the funeral, its billed as a comedy...well...about a funeral, something you'd inherently wonder how that could rendered funny.
    As it stands the humour is gently observed, adding a quirkiness, while never clashing with the grim premise, it lightens the…

  • Burnt by the Sun

    Burnt by the Sun

    ★★★½

    Burnt by the sun

    Burnt by the sun is a drama film, directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov, it is two hours and twenty minutes long, focuses on an old soldier and the return of his cousin as they live about their lives in rural Russia, however the visit sparks something more sinister under the surface.

    Going into burnt by the sun, I had already seen the director’s Dark eyes and Home among strangers, both different from each other films…

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Dunkirk is a 100 minute action/war film directed by Christopher Nolan, it stars Tom Hardy and focuses on the British naval escape from Dunkirk during the second world war.

    Allow me to get something out of the way, I am not a fan of Christopher Nolan, I found Interstellar syrupy and condescending in its exposition, Memento and Insomnia, Inception as self-important crime films which consider themselves more than they actually are, I’ll take the old Batman films (Burton and…

  • Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep has her house is a 90 minute experimental film directed by Scott Barely, it is a non-narrative film featuring no actors or dialogue.

    I confess, high-experimental cinema is an area of film I have left tragically unexplored, this was also my first Barely outing.
    While Fricke and Reggio are less immersive, the prior feels like he has more to say and you have more fun interpretating the images and ordering them and are well...generally brighter, more vibrant .
    I…