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  • Bipolar

    Bipolar

    Growing up, I was conditioned by literature and mainstream media alike to think that a road trip was a man’s bliss. The urge to temporarily cut ties and hit the road in the pursuit of self-discovery was, in my mind, a luxury conceded only to the unafraid of the world. To a male entity unburdened by prejudice and conventions. Eventually reading Jack Kerouac’s On The Road at the age of 22 did nothing much but exacerbate the rift; so I…

  • The Legend of the Stardust Brothers

    The Legend of the Stardust Brothers

    ★★★★★

    There are films that are like a well-kept secret. You’ve never heard of them before but then you stumble upon them in a festival programme and you can’t get them out of your head. The title sounds right, the director has a solid reputation and the few bits of plot you allowed yourself to read are just up your alley. The Legend of the Stardust Brothers ticks all the boxes.

    The story goes that in 1985 film-student Tezuka Makoto (son…