The Wolf Of Wall Street

The Wolf Of Wall Street US (2013) Dir. Martin Scorsese In terms of modern, highly venerated commercial films, I admit to being a little late to the party on this one. To be frank it didn’t really appeal to me at the time but catching a few minutes of it on TV recently, it seemed … Continue reading The Wolf Of Wall Street


Chic! France (2015) Dir. Jérôme Cornuau You would think, as host to some of the most prominent fashion houses across the globe, France would be the last country to satirise the industry in their cinema but Chic! exists to prove that theory incorrect. I’ve not seen The Devil Wear Prada so I can’t say if … Continue reading Chic!


Varieté (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray/1 Disc DVD Dual Format (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. There is a very good reason why many German films rank highly in critics and fans “Best Ever” lists concerning Silent cinema - their innovation. It might be a small thing or a one off shot but you … Continue reading Varieté

Naruto Shippuden Collection 27

Naruto Shippuden Collection 27 (Episodes 336-348) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. Since Jeremy Clarkson likes to employ metaphors when talking about cars, I thought I would use cars as a metaphor to discuss Naruto Shippuden. Right now, whilst in the middle of the Fourth Hokage War story arc, … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 27

The Legend Of 7 Cutter (Kariseuma talchulgi)

The Legend Of 7 Cutter (Kariseuma talchulgi) Korea (2006) Dir. Kwon Nam-Ki Having a reputation is one thing - living up to it is another. But what happens if you have someone else’s reputation and it benefits you to live up to it anyway? That is the interesting premise behind this high school comedy; at … Continue reading The Legend Of 7 Cutter (Kariseuma talchulgi)

Three Ages

Three Ages US (1923) Dir. Buster Keaton & Edward Cline Buster Keaton’s second feature length film was the first where he assumed full control of the production so a lot was riding on it. While it hasn’t been as fondly remembered as his other works, Keaton’s satire on D.W Griffith’s era-hopping epic Intolerance was successful … Continue reading Three Ages

The Case Of Hana & Alice

The Case Of Hana & Alice  (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 99 minutes approx. Unless anyone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of anime can suggest otherwise, I believe a precedent may have been set with this film by being an animated prequel to a live action Japanese film, 2004’s Hana & … Continue reading The Case Of Hana & Alice

The Lovers And The Despot

The Lovers And The Despot UK (2016) Dirs. Ross Adam & Robert Cannan Although they may not realise it, the ruling dictatorship of the Kim family of North Korea is quite the laughing stock here in the free world and has been for quite a while, at least based on the little information we do … Continue reading The Lovers And The Despot


Aloys Switzerland (2016) Dir. Tobias Nölle Probably not the best way to start a review but, I cannot lie - I didn’t have a clue what was going on most of the time in this film. Aloys, the second film from Swiss newcomer Tobias Nölle, is a psychological reality bending drama dealing with grief and … Continue reading Aloys


Sparrows US (1926) Dirs. William Beaudine & Tom McNamara It’s long overdue but I’ve finally broken my Mary Pickford cherry. The First Lady Of US Cinema’s vast catalogue of films, mostly shorts, either no longer exist or are sadly unavailable here in Old Blighty but thanks to a free film app I found on my … Continue reading Sparrows