His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday US (1940) Dir. Howard Hawks “Oh, they ain’t human!” “I know, they’re newspapermen!” Kids today would call that a “sick burn” although it does demonstrate how our perception of the media hasn’t really changed in almost 80 years. His Girl Friday is in fact a remake of a 1931 film The Front … Continue reading His Girl Friday

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WWE – Super Showdown

WWE – Super Showdown (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 232 minutes approx. Release Date: November 26th Having proven that a live supershow held overseas is no longer a logistical nightmare with regard to different time zones thanks to the WWE Network, Vince McSenile sends his troops down under for this … Continue reading WWE – Super Showdown

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute)

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) France (2017) Dir. Robin Campillo AIDS. It is remarkable how these four letters have the power to send shockwaves through the body some 30 plus years since this disease become a global pandemic. This film takes us back to the early 1990’s when ignorance about AIDS … Continue reading 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 34

Naruto Shippuden Collection 34 (Episodes 431-444) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 330 minutes approx. Release Date: November 19th It’s déjà vu time with this review of the latest instalment of Naruto Shippuden in that I have to report ANOTHER break in the Fourth Great Ninja War story for more filler. I’m … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 34

Let The Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)

Let The Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) France (2017) Dir. Claire Denis In the romance game, finding “The One” is a thankless task for many people. Generally, this is undertaken while people are still young, unlike the subject of this mordant essay about dating in your later years. 50-something Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a … Continue reading Let The Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)

Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua)

Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua) China (2017) Dir. Vivian Qu The #MeToo movement might have gained plenty of traction over the past year in the West but there is still plenty of work to be done across all continents to give their woman a much needed voice. Presenting a compelling argument for China to … Continue reading Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua)

WWE – Greatest Royal Rumble

WWE – Greatest Royal Rumble (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 285 minutes approx. Release Date: November 12st The belated DVD release of the controversial event held in Saudi Arabia upsets the chronology of WWE PPV releases, originally taking place in April between Wrestlemania 34 and Backlash. It is the first … Continue reading WWE – Greatest Royal Rumble