Submarine DVD Review

Submarines are strange creatures.

They spend the majority of their lives with their heads under water, move kind of funny when compared to other kinds of seafaring devices and tend to slip under the radar by design.

All of which may have inspired the name of Joe Dunthorne’s debut novel, Submarine, and no doubt moved Richard Ayoade sufficiently to adapt this for his own virgin directorial voyage for his film of the same name.

Arrietty Review

Animated films tend to attract children in droves. They grab a reluctant parent by the wrist before running to the cinema as fast as a teenage boy shedding his clothes in grateful anticipation of his first sexual encounter.

Once they’ve sat down, these little people then throw popcorn at each other, shout, talk and generally make a ruckus for most of the film before climaxing in a good long sleep.

Poetry Review

Poetry, the fifth film by South Korean director Lee Changdong, is 139 minutes long; something a fellow reviewer took exception to.

“139 minutes? Bloody hell! I just hope it’s not a typical Korean film that’s all blood and death”.

Semih Kaplanoğlu Interview

The final instalment in Semih Kaplanoğlu’s Yusuf Trilogy, Bal (Honey), was released in the UK last week.

The Turkish playwright, film director and producer caught up with Soundbite Culture to tell us all about his newest film and winner of The Golden Bear at last year’s Berlin Film Festival.

Horrible Bosses Review

Hands up if you’ve just made the worst film of the year.

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