Gente de bien

Gente de bien Columbia (2014) Dir. Franco Lolli We are always told that the grass is greener on the other side but often the reality of this encouraging maxim proves to be the opposite. While an adult one can at least do something to make sense of this and seek a solution, for a youngster, … Continue reading Gente de bien


Gorgo UK (1961) Dir. Eugène Lourié You know when you are onto something by the volume of often inferior imitators that appear in the wake of your creation’s debut. While giant monster movies were not a new phenomenon thanks to King Kong and the works of the legendary Ray Harryhausen, it was the arrival of … Continue reading Gorgo

WWE – Owen Hart – Hart Of Gold

WWE - Owen Hart - Hart Of Gold (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 67 minutes approx. This is probably one of the hardest retrospective releases the WWE has put out, due to the controversy stemming from the tragic passing of its subject, Owen Hart. As we know Owen … Continue reading WWE – Owen Hart – Hart Of Gold

City Lights

City Lights US (1931) Dir. Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin was the last of the silent comedy greats to switch over to sound and obtusely so, finally succumbing over a decade after it was first introduced. Before then while everyone else could be heard on screen, Chaplin clung onto the tacit mystique of his beloved tramp … Continue reading City Lights


Pride UK (2014) Dir. Matthew Warchus In 1979 a Tory Government was voted into power in the UK under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher who made many promises to bring a change of fortune for the country. This she did but not in the way many had envisioned, especially those in the mining industry. By … Continue reading Pride

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 3 & 4

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE - Borders 3 & 4 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 117 minutes approx. This mini-series of one shot OVAs which serve as a prequel to legendary Ghost In The Shell film and subsequent offshoots, continues with two more adventures featuring the nascent Section 9 team. … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 3 & 4

Broken (Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal)

Broken (Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal) Korea (2014) Dir. Lee Jeong-ho It’s fair to say that Korea has pretty much cornered the market in making violent and grisly revenge thrillers over the past decade or so, with such disturbing yet intensely engrossing fare as The Chaser, I Saw The Devil, Oldboy et al. Broken, based on the novel … Continue reading Broken (Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) France (1959) Dir. François Truffaut “Eureka! I’ve found it!” Regular readers of this site will know that French New Wave and I haven’t been the best of friends, with François Truffaut being one of the directors whose works has yet to move me in the same way it … Continue reading The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

Blade & Soul Complete Collection

Blade & Soul Complete Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 324 minutes approx. It’s extremely rare to find an anime which completely confounds your expectations of it as Blade & Soul does. Involving characters inspired by a Korean MMORPG, features a cadre of busty beauties on the DVD … Continue reading Blade & Soul Complete Collection

Before The Winter Chill (Avant l’hiver)

Before The Winter Chill (Avant l'hiver) France (2013) Dir. Philippe Claudel Having enjoyed great success together and both being well rewarded for 2008’s I’ve Loved You So Long director Philippe Claudel reunites with Kristin Scott-Thomas, for this sparse drama to see if lightening can strike twice. Paul (Daniel Auteuil) is a respected neurosurgeon with a … Continue reading Before The Winter Chill (Avant l’hiver)