Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) is the oldest daughter of a Nazi officer who hasn’t really prepared her for post-Reich reality. When the Allies invade, Daddy does a bunk, the Fuhrer does a bunker, and Lore is left holding the baby. Literally, because her mum is off to prison. Lore must travel the length of anarchic Allied-occupied… Read More Lore
The title offers a clue that this is not 1) a rom-com, 2) a musical and 3) going to end well. Hanshiro is a ronin, a samurai who’s fallen on hard times but not his own sword. Yet. He turns up at the house of the local lord, asking to use the courtyard for seppuku,… Read More Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Slightly irritating woman mopes about having some sort of internal crisis, but doesn’t do much about it. This is called Being Venice, after all. Venice is. Venice doesn’t do. Despite her masturbation scene (Doing Venice?) at the start of the film, it’s only a bit wanky. It has occasional witty lines. It has generally good… Read More Being Venice
Max and Therese move into a suburban house. They’re nice. There are nice neighbours… on one side. On the other is the drug-fried, weak-willed King (Gary Waddell, perfect), whose house is used by his aggressive, ice-fuelled ‘friends’ for all-night parties. Max and Therese get burgled – twice – and the cops aren’t much help, so… Read More The King is Dead!
Jesse (Josh Radnor) is 35 and lives in New York, where he reads continuously and is admired from afar by a woman with a large forehead. But Jesse still yearns for college, the only place where “you can tell people you’re a poet and not get punched in the face”. So when he’s invited back… Read More Liberal Arts