Review: Mortal Kombat (2021)

Director: Simon McQuoid Stars: Jessica McNamee, Lewis Tan, Josh Lawson For better or worse (worse), the Marvelisation of every franchise property available continues apace. Having seen Kevin Fiege's world-conquering stratagem at work for the past decade-and-a-half, its no surprise that everyone else wants a piece of the action. The latest is this casually watchable remix … Continue reading Review: Mortal Kombat (2021)

Why I Love… #126: Maborosi

Year: 1995 Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda Stars: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano Maborosi - Hirokazu Kore-Eda's narrative debut following a series of documentaries - might take the prize for the most dour film in this series. In some respects. The colour palette and thematic meat are both grim and mournful. It takes place beneath permanently … Continue reading Why I Love… #126: Maborosi

Review: Harmonium

Director:  Kôji Fukada Stars: Mariko Tsutsui, Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi While it is not wholly inaccurate to describe Kôji Fukada's latest as a quiet film, the use of loud sounds to punctuate and ratchet tension proves repeatedly integral. Take a key scene from the second half. By this time a malaise has settled firmly over the … Continue reading Review: Harmonium