Journey To The Shore (Kishibe no tabi)

Journey To The Shore (Kishibe no tabi) Japan (2015) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Usually when a loved one passes away our initial reaction is want them back. So, what would you do if they did come back to life? Known here in the West for his creepy horror films, Kiyoshi Kurosawa takes this premise and instead … Continue reading Journey To The Shore (Kishibe no tabi)

Log Horizon Series 2 Part 1

Log Horizon Series 2 Part 1 (Episode 1-13) (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 338 minutes approx. Before diving into the second season of this fantasy series featuring a group of MMORPG players trapped inside the game Elder Tale, it is advised to reacquaint yourself with the first season, either … Continue reading Log Horizon Series 2 Part 1

Disorder (aka Maryland)

Disorder (aka Maryland) France/Belgium (2015) Dir. Alice Winocour When you can’t understand what is going on in your own head it is far harder for other people to understand you. Whilst I can’t - and daren’t - compare my Asperger’s to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) I can empathise with people who are fighting a battle … Continue reading Disorder (aka Maryland)

The Furthest End Awaits (Saihate nite – Kakegae no Nai Basho)

The Furthest End Awaits (Saihate nite - Kakegae no Nai Basho) Japan (2014) Dir. Chiang Hsiu-Chiung Here in Old Blighty when bad news is received or the world is about to end, our default reaction is to reach for the kettle and make a cup of tea. In Japan it seems that coffee is the … Continue reading The Furthest End Awaits (Saihate nite – Kakegae no Nai Basho)

Office (Hua li shang ban zu)

Office (Hua li shang ban zu) China/Hong Kong (2015) Dir. Johnnie To Not to be confused with the classic BBC comedy series or the Korean thriller of the same name, this Office sees the King of Hong Kong crime thriller Johnnie To try his hand at musical comedy drama. It’s based on the stage play … Continue reading Office (Hua li shang ban zu)

Rams (Hrútar)

Rams (Hrútar) Iceland (2015) Dir. Grímur Hákonarson It’s funny when two male friends without any shared DNA proclaim themselves to be “as close as brothers”, when sometimes even that blood bond can be strained or broken. But when you think about what could bring two estranged siblings together again, sheep are likely to be a … Continue reading Rams (Hrútar)

WWE – Money In The Bank 2016

WWE – Money In The Bank 2016 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 198 minutes approx. It’s time to once again break out the ladders and the golden briefcase to determine who will be the next guaranteed challenger to the WWE Title - and possibly even get to win … Continue reading WWE – Money In The Bank 2016

Dheepan

Dheepan (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. One of the harsher realities one learns in life is that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. It may start out that way but circumstances have a horrible habit of changing on a whim or by design of external influences. Jacques … Continue reading Dheepan

Naruto Shippuden Collection 25

Naruto Shippuden Collection 25 (Episodes 310-322) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 294 minutes approx. We’ve all seen those episodes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire were Chris Tarrant is about hand over a juicy cheque for thousands of pounds only to pull his hand away and say “But we don’t … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 25

Grand Central

Grand Central France (2013) Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski Quiet often when there is a love triangle, the third person to enter the fray and upset the harmony of the established relationship is referred to as being “toxic”, especially if they have a reputation that precede them. In the case of the illicit affair detailed in this … Continue reading Grand Central