Hanamonogatari

Hanamonogatari (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 124 minutes approx. I can’t say I have lamented the large gap between the last instalment of the Monogatari series and this latest release (a little over a year) as other may have, something regular readers of this site will not find much of a … Continue reading Hanamonogatari

The Alien Girl (Chuzhaya)

The Alien Girl (Chuzhaya)  Russia (2010) Dir. Anton Bormatov It is probably fair to say that when expecting countries to produce films based on graphic novels, Russia isn’t one that automatically springs to mind. So allow this debut offering from Anton Bormatov., based on the work of Vladimir “Adolfych” Nesterenko, a former crime gang member … Continue reading The Alien Girl (Chuzhaya)

Humanity Has Declined

Humanity Has Declined (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray/3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 307 minutes approx. Arguably one of the boldest titles we’ve seen for an anime series but let’s face it, one look at the news with its daily reports of senseless killings, wars, mass exodus, political corruption and more, it is … Continue reading Humanity Has Declined

A Message From Mars

A Message From Mars UK (1913) Dir. Wallett Waller Recently restored by the coalition of the BBC and BFI (British Film Institute), this silent film from 1913, based on the stage play by Richard Ganthony, is widely regarded as Britain’s first sci-fi film although as we soon discover, its sci-fi credentials are tenuous to say … Continue reading A Message From Mars

In The Courtyard (Dans la cour)

In The Courtyard (Dans la cour) France (2014) Dir. Pierre Salvadori Known for his glossy and amiable comedies such as Après Vous, Priceless and Beautiful Lies, French Corsican director Pierre Salvadori returns with a film which is rich with the inherent Gallic charm of his previous works but with an air of melancholy rarely seen … Continue reading In The Courtyard (Dans la cour)

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice US (2016) Dir. Zack Snyder Following in Marvel’s footsteps in uniting its superheroes on the big screen rivals DC bring together its two biggest and most iconic figures ever, Superman and Batman. Man Of Steel’s Zack Snyder takes the director’s seat but with the direction the two franchises have … Continue reading Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Legend

Legend UK (2015) Dir. Brian Helgeland “Everyone had a story about The Krays”   Whilst I wasn’t around in the 1960’s, mine is that my grandmother at one time lived round the corner from The Krays but had no idea of the extent of their criminal activities until their arrest in 1968 became major headline news! They … Continue reading Legend