Selma

Selma US (2014) Dir. Ava DuVernay Films based on historical events will always court a curious eye in terms of their accuracy which is open to dramatic and artistic licence dependant on what the director’s criteria is for telling the story at hand. This account of Martin Luther King’s struggle to secure the right to … Continue reading Selma

A Certain Scientific Railgun Complete Season 1 Collection

A Certain Scientific Railgun Complete Season 1 Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 562 minutes approx. Billed as a side story to A Certain Magical Index the events of this series in fact take place before and occasionally during the timeline of the parent show, with minimal crossover. The setting is … Continue reading A Certain Scientific Railgun Complete Season 1 Collection

Man On High Heels (Hai-hil)

Man On High Heels (Hai-hil) Korea (2014) Dir. Jang Jin The translated title is a little clumsy but it does signpost what the subject matter is of this Korean crime thriller, although maybe not as explicitly as you may think. The big question is whether the issue at hand is treated with sensitivity considering the … Continue reading Man On High Heels (Hai-hil)

WWE – The Monday Night War Vol 2 – Know Your Role

WWE – The Monday Night War Vol 2 – Know Your Role (Cert 15) 4 Discs DVD/3 Discs BD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 591 minutes approx. This comprehensive look into the most successful and exciting period of pro wrestling, the Monday Night War, continues with a look at more of the singular components and major … Continue reading WWE – The Monday Night War Vol 2 – Know Your Role

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron)

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron) Sweden (2014) Dir. Roy Andersson This is the third film in Roy Andersson’s celebrated “Living” trilogy which began with Songs From The Second Floor (2000) and You, The Living (2007). I have only seen the latter … Continue reading A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron)

Timbuktu

Timbuktu France/ Mauritania (2014) Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako Sometimes fictionalising contentious issues is a more effective way of highlighting the situation at hand, offering an arbitrary point of view while educating the audience about it. This Oscar nominated film from Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako takes a bold look at Islamic zealots and their occupation of the … Continue reading Timbuktu

Captain Earth Part 2

Captain Earth Part 2 (Episodes 14-25) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 284 minutes approx. Continuing the adventures of the Midsummer Knights, the teen troupe responsible for piloting giant mecha called Earth Engines to defend the Earth against alien invaders called Kill-T-Gang, we pick up the story as the brave warriors take a … Continue reading Captain Earth Part 2

WWE – Beast In The East

WWE – Beast In The East (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. With the WWE Network subscriber numbers still in the solid but below expectation ballpark, the ideas for new content have been bandied about with numerous new shows being commissioned, usually more documentaries, interviews and silly “comedy” … Continue reading WWE – Beast In The East

Dragonball Z Kai Season 2

Dragonball Z Kai Season 2 (Episodes 27-52) (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 600 minutes approx. The HD remixed and redacted retelling of the Dragonball Z saga continues with these four action packed discs containing twenty six episodes that cover the infamous Freeza arc - infamous because of the epic battle between … Continue reading Dragonball Z Kai Season 2

Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi)

Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) China (2015) Dir. Daniel Lee It would appear that the only person who didn’t get the memo about Jackie Chan no longer doing martial arts movies is Jackie Chan, as he is in fine sword swinging and butt kicking form in the latest historical epic from Daniel Lee, which … Continue reading Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi)