The Tiger

The Tiger (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 140 minutes approx. Originally a DVD only release through supermarket chain Sainsbury's, which was a bold move for a boutique label like Eureka, the sales must have been good enough to warrant a full release of this title, this time extending to Blu-ray! Hopefully, … Continue reading The Tiger

Himouto! Umaru-chan Complete Season Collection

Himouto! Umaru-chan Complete Season Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray/4 Discs DVD (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 300 Minutes Approx. They say you should never judge a book by its cover. In terms of spotting otaku this is especially true, as even the most respectable looking people could secretly spend their free time watching anime, … Continue reading Himouto! Umaru-chan Complete Season Collection

Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne)

Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) France (2016) Dir. Thomas Lilti It’s a long held aphorism that doctors make the worst patients when they really ought to know better; then again drivers make the worst passengers so maybe it is a control issue. But sometimes even those who are there to help need help themselves but is … Continue reading Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne)

Suddenly Seventeen (28 Suì Wèi Chéngnián)

Suddenly Seventeen (28 Suì Wèi Chéngnián) China (2016) Dir. Zhang Mo There was a lot of pressure riding on this debut film that some people may not be aware of. More than just having to impress cinemagoers as well as the studio and producers there is the small matter of living up to the family … Continue reading Suddenly Seventeen (28 Suì Wèi Chéngnián)

Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi)

Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi) Japan (1948) Dr. Akira Kurosawa Every story has a beginning and in the case of the fabled and very profitable relationship between director Akira Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune, that beginning is here. So, if the trivia question “What was their first collaboration together?” ever rises, you now have your answer … Continue reading Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi)

WWE – Kevin Owens – Fight Owens Fight

WWE – Kevin Owens - Fight Owens Fight (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray / 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 60 minutes approx. If there is one thing WWE biographies do very well it is allowing us to get a better insight into the person behind the wrestling persona we see on TV, … Continue reading WWE – Kevin Owens – Fight Owens Fight

Small Crime (Mikro eglima)

Small Crime (Mikro eglima) Greece/Cyprus (2008) Dir. Christos Georgiou I’ve only seen a few Greek films and they have all been dour, challenging dramas or pitch black, borderline arcane comedies. So this second feature film from English born Cypriot TV director Christos Georgiou is a gentle and amiable comedy that couldn’t be any more accessible … Continue reading Small Crime (Mikro eglima)

Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao)

Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao) China (2014) Dir. Lu Yang It might surprise you to learn that despite the enticing title throwing up suggestions of swords and bloodshed, this film is actually about gardeners - the titular blades being those made of grass. You’re not buying it are you? Of course this is wu … Continue reading Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao)

Amagami SS Plus Collection

Amagami SS Plus Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 327 minutes approx. With most romantic anime being about the awkward and eventful journey to true love - with the odd exception, like the awesome My Love Story!! - we rarely get to see how the relationships progress … Continue reading Amagami SS Plus Collection

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running time: 87 minutes approx. If you were to describe what makes a horror film, the stock answers would include supernatural beings, monsters, ghosts or extremely violent serial killers. While the rise of the psychological horror has shown that the manipulation of the sense … Continue reading The Autopsy Of Jane Doe