Samsara

2011 Directed by Ron Fricke Documentary Samsara is a Tibetan word meaning ‘the ever turning wheel of life,’ or ‘continuous flow.’ It’s a word present in Buddhist circles mostly and sums up the cycle of birth, life, death and then rebirth. Now I may be a bit bias with this one, Buddhism interests me and … Continue reading

Total Recall

2012 Directed by Len Wiseman – Written by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston I’m sure you’ve heard they’ve taken a childhood favourite and remade it, oh the dread – which reminds me, check out my review of another childhood favourite this month in Dredd (2012). … Continue reading

The Imposter

2012 Directed by Bart Layton Documentary One tragic day a child goes missing in Texas, the family is obviously distraught and never stops searching. Three years later, the now 16 year old is found in Europe and quickly returned home. Though, something is wrong, as the time passes doubts set in as to whether this … Continue reading

Circumstance

2011 Directed by Maryam Keshavarz – Written by Maryam Keshavarz Starring: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy and Reza Sixo Safai Brilliant idea, director ruined it. I could leave it at that. So, urm, probably one of those films just out there to try and be ‘edgy’ and confront taboos and all that. It’s less well constructed … Continue reading

Tony Scott: 1944 – 2012

Of course, firstly our heart felt condolences to the family, friends, loved ones and fans of the sadly now late Anthony David ‘Tony’ Scott. You formed half of a brotherly duo much loved at On The Edge and will be missed from our screens. As the action bad ass you are we salute your explosions … Continue reading

The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog

1927 Directed by Alfred Hitchcock – Written by Eliot Stannard Starring: Ivor Novello, June, Malcolm Keen and Marie Ault Bliss, finally a re-release worth spending some money at the cinema over. What was with Titanic 3D? And those moronic sorry excuses for humans who firstly thought it was a new film and secondly didn’t know … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

2012 Directed by Alison Klayman – Written by Alison Klayman Documentary For me, Ai Weiwei is not only one the today’s most important artists, he is in fact one of today’s most important people. He’s the talent behind works such as the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic stadium in Beijing and the colossal ‘Sunflower Seeds’ exhibition – … Continue reading

The Reverend

2011 Directed by Neil Jones – Written by Neil Jones Starring: Stuart Brennan, Tamar Hassan, Rutger Hauer and Doug Bradley Welsh writer / director, Neil Jones brings us this one, can’t say I’ve heard of this bloke before but apparently he’s been shown at Cannes, not too shabby. And we all like a little slice … Continue reading

The Flowers Of War

2011 Directed by Yimou Zhang – Written by Heng Liu Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang and Tianyuan Huang The raping of Nanking, 1937. During the second Sino-Japanese war the Japanese capture the former capital of China and embark on six weeks of atrocity. Mass murder of disarmed soldiers as well as civilians estimated … Continue reading

A Simple Life

2011 Directed by Ann Hui – Written by Susan Chan and Yan-Lam Lee Starring: Andy Lau and Deannie Yip This one comes from ‘Asia’s most important female director’ Ann Hui. Big praise, does she live up to it? Yup. Most people won’t like this film; I will tell you know nothing really happens. It’s a … Continue reading