Sa-kwa (aka Sorry Apple)

Sa-kwa (aka Sorry Apple) Korea (2005) Dir. Kang Yi-Kwan There is a cute aphorism, which also became a hit song for the legendary Stephen Stills, that reads “If you can’t be with the one you love, then love the one you’re with”. It’s a bit cheeky since it appears to condone infidelity but it makes … Continue reading Sa-kwa (aka Sorry Apple)

Destiny (Der müde Tod)

Destiny (Der müde Tod) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. For modern cinema goers weaned on glossy HD spectacles resplendent with CGI effects to make the impossible possible, the works of the early days of film must seem incredibly archaic to the point of being from a literal … Continue reading Destiny (Der müde Tod)

Kung Fu Yoga

Kung Fu Yoga (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. Jackie Chan should go into politics. The amount of times he stated that his martial arts/action movie days are over then he produces another film in which he is busting out his kung fu moves all over again! … Continue reading Kung Fu Yoga

Peppermint Soda

Peppermint Soda (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: BFI) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. If there is one thing that is universal it is our experiences at school. Whether you loved it or hated it, everyone can relate to the trials and tribulations of being in education. Yet it is a little peculiar that … Continue reading Peppermint Soda

WWE – Kurt Angle – The Essential Collection

WWE – Kurt Angle - The Essential Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 521 minutes approx. The river Styx developed another layer of ice on its surface in January this year when the only Olympic gold medallist in pro-wrestling history buried the hatchet with Vince McSenile after a decade of … Continue reading WWE – Kurt Angle – The Essential Collection

Girls Beyond The Wasteland

Girls Beyond The Wasteland (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 293 minutes approx. The phrase “Based on a visual novel” or permutations thereof have featured in a few anime reviews of late on this site. This is another one to add to the collection but it has the … Continue reading Girls Beyond The Wasteland

Lunacy (Sílení)

Lunacy (Sílení) Czech Republic (2005) Dir. Jan Svankmajer “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” This aphorism from The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether by Edgar Allen Poe provides the framework for this surreal horror film from Czech provocateur Jan Svankmajer. Perhaps not a horror film in the … Continue reading Lunacy (Sílení)

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) France/Japan (2016) Dir. Michael Dudok de Wit Q: When is a Studio Ghibli film not a Studio Ghibli film? A: When it’s a co-production with a UK based Dutch director and French distributor Wild Bunch. This whimsical animated tale may have a touch of the Ghibli’s about it in … Continue reading The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)

Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu)

Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) Japan (2016) Dir. Koji Fukada Sometimes a film can reflect more on the filmmaker than on the viewer. Whilst we may have a perverse curiosity in some topics, someone has to create that story in the first place. Therefore, it is less “Why am I watching this” but more “What kind … Continue reading Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 29

Naruto Shippuden Collection 29 (Episodes 362-374) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 307 minutes approx. You will be pleased to learn that Naruto Shippuden is done with the filler material (for now at least) and it’s back the Fourth Great Ninja War! However it wasn’t deemed necessary by Studio Pierrot to bother … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 29