Chocolat

Chocolat France (2016) Dir. Roschdy Zem No, not the Juliette Binoche/Johnny Depp rom-com but a bio-pic about the first celebrated black performer in French history, Rafael Padilla aka Chocolat. From young Cuban born immigrant to Parisian comedy sensation, his overlooked story is now shared with modern audiences via this tribute from actor-turned-director Roschdy Zem. In … Continue reading Chocolat

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. In 1998 Hollywood decided to resurrect Japan’s iconic movie monster Godzilla with disastrous results. The ever-polite Japanese creators publicly gave it their blessing but, like everyone else, hated it, responding with their own reboot a year later. … Continue reading Shin Godzilla

Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (Nora-neko rokku: Onna banchô)

Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (Nora-neko rokku: Onna banchô) Japan (1970) Dir. Yasuharu Hasebe Exploitation cinema of the 1970’s hasn’t aged so well, aesthetically as well as politically but given they are traditionally low budget affairs made for young male audiences this is no real shock. In Japan, where they subvert everything, their exploitation … Continue reading Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (Nora-neko rokku: Onna banchô)

The Reckless Moment

The Reckless Moment US (1949) Dir. Max Ophüls Where would we be without our mothers to clear up after us? It doesn’t seem to matter what we do, our dear old mums will be there to fix it - short on cash, spill your drink, break a toy, rip your clothes, cut your finger, kill … Continue reading The Reckless Moment

Girls und Panzer: This Is The Real Anzio Battle! OVA

Girls und Panzer: This Is The Real Anzio Battle! OVA (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 39 minutes approx. After the popular TV series and spin-off feature length movie comes this special OVA episode to keep the Girls und Panzer flag flying high. Unlike the film This Is The Real Anzio … Continue reading Girls und Panzer: This Is The Real Anzio Battle! OVA

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich she)

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich seh) Austria (2014) Dirs. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala The bond between mother and son can often be a close and unbreakable one - despite conventional wisdom pairing off fathers and sons and mother and daughters For the twin protagonists of this creepy outing from the team of Veronika Franz … Continue reading Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich she)

WWE – No Mercy/Hell In A Cell 2017

WWE – No Mercy/Hell In A Cell 2017 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 171 minutes/ 195 minutes approx. The latest two-for-the-price-of-one release from WWE Home Video covers the two PPVs that took place back in the wake of Summerslam. Once again, it is necessary to warn anyone in advance coming … Continue reading WWE – No Mercy/Hell In A Cell 2017