A Quick Note About Anime Reviews

Hello dear readers, Some of you may have noticed a slight dearth in reviews for new UK anime releases on this site recently. This is due in part to some of the titles having their release dates delayed by the distributors. However, in lieu of the current situation with the Coronavirus and the widespread lockdown … Continue reading A Quick Note About Anime Reviews

The Columnist Movie Review

The Columnist (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. Release Date – March 12th “Why couldn’t you be nice?” For all the wonderful things and changes the internet has brought the world it also has created a culture that is toxic and nasty in bullying people for having different opinions or … Continue reading The Columnist Movie Review

Me & My Brother’s Mistress (Orokamono) Movie Review

Me & My Brother’s Mistress (Orokamono) Japan (2019) Dirs. Takashi Haga & Sho Suzuki When someone has an extra-marital affair who is to blame? It seems obvious some is apportioned, but it is mostly aimed at the “other woman” whilst the equally culpable cheating man sometimes gets off comparatively lightly. Is this fair? Yoko (Nanami … Continue reading Me & My Brother’s Mistress (Orokamono) Movie Review

The Secret Hero (aka Süskind) Movie Review

The Secret Hero (aka Süskind) Netherlands (2012) Dir. Rudolf van den Berg “I don’t want to be a hero, I want to be a husband” Thus spoke Walter Süskind, a German-Jew not just caught between two worlds via his DNA but also through his actions. To some, he is a hero for saving the lives … Continue reading The Secret Hero (aka Süskind) Movie Review

Gundala Movie Review

Gundala Movie Review Indonesia (2019) Dir. Joko Anwar This may came as a shock to some people but comic book superheroes are not the lone property of the US, and by extension, film adaptations are not exclusive to Hollywood, making this Indonesian entry into the genre a genuine surprise as well as an education. Sancaka … Continue reading Gundala Movie Review

Figli Movie Review

Figli  Italy (2020) Dir. Giuseppe Bonito Having children is a primary reason people get married. The idea of creating a human life and nurturing is journey in the world is something that brings couples together and strengthens their marriage. Some couples go a bit mad and have loads of kids, but this doesn’t suit everyone. … Continue reading Figli Movie Review

Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob) Movie Review

Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Byeong-heon People often the police a hard time and sometimes it is deserved, as recent events have demonstrated. But, to give them their due, when they have a dangerous criminal that needs bringing in or a case that requires total dedication, police forces will do anything to get … Continue reading Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob) Movie Review

Catch Me Daddy Movie Review

Catch Me Daddy UK (2014) Dir. Daniel Wolfe “This is going end bad. It is going to end real bad.” Honour killings are something those of us living under western culture and religion will never understand, but under Islamic law it is perfectly acceptable to kill a member of your own family - usually female … Continue reading Catch Me Daddy Movie Review

A Paris Education (Mes provinciales) Movie Review

A Paris Education (Mes provinciales) France (2018) Dir. Jean-Paul Civeyrac Is it possible for a film to be so Meta that it becomes the very thing it might or might not be allegorically critiquing and/or celebrating, losing all sense of its own identity in the process, yet still very much an incisive and independently minded … Continue reading A Paris Education (Mes provinciales) Movie Review

Hello World Anime Review

Hello World Japan (2019) Dir. Tomohiko Ito We would all like to go back in time and change something in our pasts but we can’t, and even if we could, there are infinite possibilities to the scope of irreparable damage this could cause for us personally and the world around us. Yet, we never learn. … Continue reading Hello World Anime Review

Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Movie Review

  Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Japan (2019) Dir. Tetsuya Mariko “Living life as best I can” As passive as this sounds, it has some validity in today’s world, where having an opinion is the worst thing, what it means to be a man or a woman has changed drastically, … Continue reading Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Movie Review