Category: drama

REVIEW: Menashe (2017)

Menashe (Menashe Lustig) lives in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, New York. His wife Lea passed away almost a year ago, separating Menashe from his son Rieven (Ruben Niborski) due to cultural tradition; the boy must be raised in a home with a mother andĀ father. In the week leading up to his wife's memorial ...

REVIEW: Rouge (1987)

In 1930s Hong Kong the courtesan Fleur (Anita Mui) enters into a passionate romance with the pharmacist Chen-pang (Leslie Cheung), one that ends in tragedy when Chen-pang's wealthy family refuse to allow their relationship to continue. In 1987 Fleur appears in the office of a Hong Kong newspaper, searching for the lover that abandoned her ...

REVIEW: The Post (2017)

A military analyst, disgusted by a government cover-up of the Vietnam War, deliberately leaks classified reports to the New York Times. Beaten to the story, Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) is forced to wait and watch - until an unexpected opportunity falls into his hands. Meanwhile his boss, company owner Katharine Graham (Meryl ...

REVIEW: Her Sketchbook (2017)

Mami (Mugi Kadowaki) is a 'hikikomori', a withdrawn shut-in who struggles to relate to the outside world and spends most of her time holed up in her bedroom reading manga and refusing to engage with other people. Her supportive but frustrated father finds her a day job testing videogames. Once she is there, a production ...

REVIEW: Young Thugs: Nostalgia (1998)

Riichi (Yuki Nagata) is a boy growing up in 1969 Japan. His father (Naoto Takenaka) is low-level yakuza with a penchant for adultery and violence. His mother (Setsuko Karasuma) regularly leaves their house in disgust, only to randomly returns days - if not weeks - later. In the lead-up to Apollo 11 moon landings, Riichi ...

REVIEW: Dear Mr Gacy (2010)

College student Jason Moss (Jesse Moss) is fascinated by serial killers, and for his term paper decides to attempt striking up a correspondence with convicted murderer John Wayne Gacy (William Forsythe). By posing as an ideal victim for Gacy, Jason hopes to elicit some insight into the mind of a killer - but the longer ...