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Martin Eden

This is an adaptation of Jack London’s eponymous autobiographic novel, transported by Italian director/writer Pietro Marcello from California to Naples, although many of the details are kept the same, not least the name of the main character in London’s life retold.

Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli) is an angry young man, with angular and angry features, born into […]

The Whistlers

I admit to being flummoxed by this one! It has had rave reviews and plaudits from other critics but I spent the whole film wondering what on earth was going on.

Billed as a crime-thriller, set in Romania and the Canaries, the story revolves round a corrupt copper, Christi, the deadpan Vlad Ivanov, organising the escape […]


We saw this Oscar-nominated documentary in an open-air cinema, perched on the Fort Canning hillside in Singapore.  It was a magical way to see an, at times, heart-stopping film about the gorillas in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In 2007 we had the privilege of visiting their cousins round the mountain in […]