Nyan Koi

Nyan Koi

Nyan Koi (Cert 15) 3 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Release Date: February 15th Cats are very popular in Japanese culture whilst in anime and manga, a favourite fetish of sorts is the cat girl, with shows such as K and Cat Planet Cuties featuring such characters. Nyan Koi is a bit … Continue reading

The King Of Escape (Le roi de l’évasion)

The King Of Escape (Le roi de l’évasion)

The King Of Escape (Le roi de l’évasion) France (2009) Dir. Alain Guiraudie Openly gay writer-actor-director Alain Guiraudie made waves internationally with his 2013 Cannes Film Festival conquering Stranger By The Lake, but as this earlier effort shows, flying the flag for the LGBT community is not new territory for him. The unlikely hero of … Continue reading

The Revenant

The Revenant

The Revenant US (2015) Dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu After scooping the Best Picture Oscar in 2015 for Birdman Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow-up is this adaptation of the novel by Michael Punke, which in turn is based on the true story of trapper Hugh Glass, a film which has been in the works for … Continue reading

Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai Collection

Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai Collection

Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 278 minutes approx. Release Date: February 15th The Hikikimori phenomenon has proven to be fertile ground for writers in Japan, giving us such works as Welcome To The NHK and Heaven’s Memo Pad. The mononymous Akira has added his/her voice to the genre … Continue reading

King Boxer (Tian xia di yi quan)

King Boxer (Tian xia di yi quan)

King Boxer (Tian xia di yi quan) Hong Kong (1972) Dir. Cheng Chang-Ho Alternatively known as Five Fingers Of Death this classic Shaw Brothers production comes courtesy of one of its more prolific directors, Cheng Chang-Ho who himself is alternatively known by his Korean birth name Jeong Chang-Hwa. It was the film – released with … Continue reading

Flu (Gamgi)

Flu (Gamgi)

Flu (Gamgi) Korea (2013) Dir. Kim Sung-su Sometimes the title just says it all. Even the genre in which the film appears can tell you everything without having to watch it. The skill of the filmmaker therefore is to ensure that the story told is enticing enough for the viewer even if they can surmise … Continue reading

The Death Of The Incredible Hulk

The Death Of The Incredible Hulk

The Death Of The Incredible Hulk US (1990) Dir. Bill Bixby The final film in the TV movie trilogy featuring the resurrected angry green giant – following The Incredible Hulk Returns and The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk – achieves that rare feat of actually delivering exactly what it says in the title. Of course this … Continue reading

A Map For Love (Mapa Para Conversar)

A Map For Love (Mapa Para Conversar)

A Map For Love (Mapa Para Conversar) Chile (2012) Dir. Fernández Constanza Parental approval – we all want it but some of us don’t get it because of our lifestyle choices or sexual proclivities, the latter being one the more pertinent reasons for many especially when there is a generational gap causing a rift. This … Continue reading

Naruto Shippuden Collection 23

Naruto Shippuden Collection 23

Naruto Shippuden Collection 23 (Episodes 284-296) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 301 minutes approx. Release Date: February 8th  Fans of the now completed anime Bleach will be well aware that its infamous Arrancar Arc was arguably one of the most protracted sagas in the history of anime, taking over two years … Continue reading