La Famille Bélier

La Famille Bélier France (2014) Dir. Eric Lartigau Anyone who wins The Voice in the UK disappears without a trace from the public eye literally seconds after the show ceases transmitting. In France making it to the semi-final actually earns offers of film acting roles which then makes you a star overnight with earns you … Continue reading La Famille Bélier


Wolfcop Canada (2014) Dir. Lowell Dean Whatever you may want to say about this low budget retro horror flick, it delivers exactly what it says in the title - not that it could really give us anything else! In the small town of Woodhaven, alcoholic cop Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) is sent to investigate alleged satanic … Continue reading Wolfcop

WWE – Hell In A Cell 2015

WWE – Hell In A Cell 2015 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 166 minutes approx. The old metal construction was wheeled out once again for this annual event, this time with the express purpose of settling two of the bigger feuds in the WWE, rather than just serving … Continue reading WWE – Hell In A Cell 2015

The Whistleblower (Je-bo-ja)

The Whistleblower (Je-bo-ja) Korea (2014) Dir. Yim Soon-rye There is an apparent long-standing joke about doctors and scientists believing they are playing God by dint of their work essentially deciding who lives and who dies.  In South Korea in 2005, scientist Hwang Woo-suk found himself in such a position and went from hero to zero … Continue reading The Whistleblower (Je-bo-ja)

MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2015

Whilst I have seen in excess of 280 films in 2015 (all reviewed on this site) the number of those actually released this year either in the UK or abroad is demonstrably small in terms of accessibility and in some cases my interest in new output. Usually this is where I bemoan the dearth of … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2015

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2015 (Japan)

Once again the Japanese anime industry has been busy in presenting us a slew of new titles to enjoy alongside the hardy perennials and a few more recent franchises getting the sequel treatment. 2015 might not have been a vintage for new anime with the scope of truly fresh ideas seemingly narrowing even further as … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2015 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2015 (UK)

2015 has been an interesting and eventful year for anime fans in the UK and not just because a slew of titles have arrived on our shelves much sooner after their Japanese TV debuts but ANOTHER new anime distribution label joined established heavy hitters Manga, MVM and Anime Ltd/All The Anime to help spread the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2015 (UK)

It’s All So Quiet (Boven is het stil)

It's All So Quiet (Boven is het stil) Netherlands (2013) Dir. Nanouk Leopold A Google search for this film title instead throws up links for the 1948 German song It’s Oh So Quiet, made popular for most by Icelandic maverick Bjork in 1995. Yet both are applicable to this film from Dutch director Nanouk Leopold, … Continue reading It’s All So Quiet (Boven is het stil)

Puzzle (Pazuru)

Puzzle (Pazuru) Japan (2014) Dir. Eisuke Naito In the arts there are often fantasy combinations of separate talents which offer much excitement to the fans should they ever occur. Conversely, there are some which on paper sound like the onset of the apocalypse - case in point: Yusuke Yamada, the writer whose books inspired Sion … Continue reading Puzzle (Pazuru)

One Piece Collection 12

One Piece Collection 12 (Episodes 276-299) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 543 minutes approx I suppose it is somewhat fitting that my anime reviews for 2015 should end with a One Piece release, since the first of the year was a review for the eighth feature film from this long running … Continue reading One Piece Collection 12