Archive for the BEST IN THE WORLD Category

Best in the World: Germany

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , on January 28, 2013 by Lord Ian O'Itall


It’s been a while, but Lord Ian O’Itall is back to teaches us Rosses about movies. If you were missing his Best In The World series here on RvR, you are in for a treat, as here he runs through what he sees as the greatest feats in German cinema history. Continue reading


Best in the World: South Africa

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by Lord Ian O'Itall

If your knowledge of South African cinema extends only as far as that guy in Lethal Weapon 2 who says ‘diplomatic immunity’ then read on, because Lord Ian O’Itall has returned to reveal his Top 5 South African Films… Continue reading

Best in the World: Australia

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by Lord Ian O'Itall


They may speak the same language as us, but Australian films have a look and style that makes them very distinctive and sometimes startlingly unique, even if the majority of them are about dysfunctional families, World War 2 or sheep. Sitting at the arse end of the planet, it’s no surprise the world didn’t really take much notice of the cinematic efforts of our antipodean friends until the 1970s, something not helped by its production of cheap but cheer-free snorefests that were about as enticing as a date with Morag off Home And Away. But then things changed and some young diggers got to work and came out with classics that brought new talents to our screens and perhaps most noticeably, a whole new lexicon that quickly caught on (but inevitably led to cliché after becoming as overused as a dunnie after a day eating undercooked shrimp off the barbie… see?) This was no more evident than in the 1980s when Hollywood briefly fell in love with a certain knife-wielding crocodile wrestler, but thankfully things picked up again and we’ve been left with some very tough calls on what was good enough to make this list. Mr Dundee doesn’t make it (it’s an American film), but then neither does BMX Bandits, such was the quality to choose from. So who is in the Top Five? Read on and find out… Continue reading

Best in the World: Brazil

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , , on April 7, 2011 by Lord Ian O'Itall

RvR’s world cinema expert Lord Ian O’Itall has seen every film ever made, ever. With the release of the bright, colourful, vibrant, funny, kid-friendly Rio, Lord Ian takes a look at the top five Brazilian films, and reveals why Rio is not exactly typical of the country’s cinema… Continue reading

Best In The World: South Korea

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , , , , , , , on July 4, 2010 by Lord Ian O'Itall

Lord Ian O’Itall is back, and this time he’s taking a look at the best films to ever come out of Korea. Not the northern bit run by his second cousin Kim, but the southern, less oppressed bit. Continue reading

Best In The World: Denmark

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Lord Ian O'Itall

What’s this? Another member of staff on Ross v Ross? No recession here. Diffference is, this guy actually knows what he’s talking about. Introducing Lord Ian O’Itall, who is going to tell you the definitive best five films from every single country on the planet, starting with the great Danes… Continue reading