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Sweet Bean – film review"
Sweet Bean (2015) Director: Naomi Kawase Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Kirin Kiki, Kyara Uchida, Language: Japanese Format: Dual format Runtime: 113 minutes Out: 22 Aug 2016 9/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at a Japanese film that opened the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Based on the novel by Durian […]
Luchino Visconti’s Conversation Piece – film review"
Conversation Piece (1974) Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano Language: Italian / English Runtime: 120 minutes Format: Dual-format Out Now 8/10 Louder Than War’s Jamie Havlin reviews a late period film from the giant of Italian cinema, Luchino Visconti. It’s the middle of the 1970s, a time in Italy (and elsewhere) […]
Cocoon – film review"
Cocoon (1985) Director: Ron Howard Cast: Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Wilford Brimley, Brian Dennehy, Steve Guttenberg, Jessica Tandy Format: Blu-ray Run time: 117 minutes Out: 18 July 2016 8/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at one of Hollwood’s highest grossing movies of 1985, the double Oscar winner, Cocoon. Despite its successes, science-fiction comedy, Cocoon, is […]
Enemy Mine – film review"
Enemy Mine (1985) Director: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr. Format: Blu-ray Run time: 108 minutes Out: 20 June 2016 7/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at a 1985 science fiction adventure movie that had aspirations to become the next Close Encounters or Star Wars. Based on an award winning novella by Barry […]
Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Journey to the Shore – film review"
Journey to the Shore (2015) Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Eri Fukatsu Runtime: 128 minutes Format: Dual Format Out Now 7/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at one of the most successful Japanese films of recent years. The films opens with a little girl, Shiori, learning to play the piano. She has a clunky […]