ALISTAIR LEACH

ALISTAIR LEACH

Fan of silent film, Hollywood Classics (ha ha), and post war Japanese cinema, I also like s**t posting, coffee and cigarettes.

Favorite films

  • The Fisher King
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Repo Man
  • The Devil, Probably

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  • South Park: Post Covid

    ★★★★

  • The Firefly

    ★★★★★

  • Asako I & II

    ★★★★

  • Marital Relations

    ★★★★

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  • South Park: Post Covid

    South Park: Post Covid

    Where's Butters.....

  • The Firefly

    The Firefly

    imagine a possible sequel to A Matter of Life and Death, but 45 years later and from the Japanese perspective. Where a pilot, expected to die as part of the Divine Wind Special Attack Unit (Kamikaze) had failed his mission and lived, having repressed the survivors guilt for years.

    This is a morally and emotionally complex "adult film" which doesn't cross into Oscar bait dumbing down, and considering the subject matter it actually quite life affirming. The scenes in Korea…

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  • August in the Water

    August in the Water

    ★★★★★

    Holy.....

    This chamber piece is a spare a mixture of restrained sound, vibrations and emotions. A lyrical and beautiful film about possibilities and thoughts beyond our own consciousness shot in a mix between of great beauty and Bressonian spareness.

    It is hard to explain this plot, as on paper its sound ridiculous, as a diver who hurts her head, then can speak to dolphins, stop an illness, stop a drought and experiences supernatural voices. Yes this is teen Sci-fi, but…

  • The Graceful Brute

    The Graceful Brute

    ★★★★½

    Again another BFI screening, and again a 9pm ish screening...

    OH MY FAAAAAACKING GOD!!!!! This is soooooo sexy, subversive, sleazy and smart. Kinda like if you cloned the 1940/50s writing side of Billy Wilder and transposed it to Japan. The acidic wit and nihilistic view of humanity in such gems like of Lost Weekend, Double Indemnity, Ace in the Hole, and Sunset Blvd.

    A family on the make, enjoy the high life/easy street by any means necessary, including "pimping" their…