WWE – Iconic Matches – Bayley/Sasha Banks

WWE – Iconic Matches - Bayley/Sasha Banks (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (each) (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 69 minutes approx./83 minutes approx. I’m going to break with tradition here and feature two separate releases in one review since there is a certain amount of overlap content wise; understandable given the careers of the subjects … Continue reading WWE – Iconic Matches – Bayley/Sasha Banks

The Lure (Córki dancingu)

The Lure (Córki dancingu) Poland (2015) Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska Even as Europeans (but not for much longer, thanks Brexit!) we Brits still marvel at the esoteric and idiosyncratic take our geographical cousins have on their cinema. A case in point is this musical horror fantasy based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, with … Continue reading The Lure (Córki dancingu)

Matoi The Sacred Slayer Collection

Matoi The Sacred Slayer Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 299 minutes approx. Where would we be without magical girls in anime? Left with tawdry harem comedies, mecha shows and people trapped in MMO games presumably. But if you are someone who would miss this well-worn staple … Continue reading Matoi The Sacred Slayer Collection

Detroit

Detroit US (2017) Dir. Kathryn Bigelow Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow takes us back to 1967 for a dramatisation of the infamous 12th Street Riots in Detroit, and a look at a shameful incident that will live in infamy. A raggedy animated preface proffering a brief history of the struggles for 20th century black Americans … Continue reading Detroit

Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja)

Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja) Korea (2016) Dir. Lee Eon-hee Trust. It’s a very important commodity in life that can make or break a relationship. If it is broken or abused, the consequences can be devastating. Lee Eon-hee’s fraught drama begins like a horrific kidnap case but in fact reveals itself to be … Continue reading Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja)

Raw

Raw France/Belgium (2016) Dir. Julia Ducournau Having already been familiar with the synopsis of this French/Belgian film and going by the first 20 minutes or so, my initial summation was “Like Animal House with the emphasis on Animal”. Little did I know that I would regret such premature flippancy. Teenage vegetarian and aspiring vet Justine … Continue reading Raw

Fires On The Plain (Nobi)

Fires On The Plain (Nobi) Japan (2014) Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto The horrors of war have been explored in cinema, from practically every angle including the perspective of the soldiers fighting it, but none have been as visceral or as dizzyingly manic as this grisly remake of a 1959 Kon Ichikawa film from one of Japan’s … Continue reading Fires On The Plain (Nobi)

Attack On Titan Season 2 hits the UK!

Attack On Titan Season 2 hits the UK! Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are bringing the second season of the biggest anime phenomenon of the past five years ATTACK ON TITAN to the UK on FEBRUARY 26th! The 12-episode follow up to the groundbreaking first season already a hit here in the UK, based on the … Continue reading Attack On Titan Season 2 hits the UK!

Chasing The Dragon

Chasing The Dragon (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 129 minutes approx. Drugs are bad; everyone knows that, but not just for the users and their families whose lives are messed up by them but for the peddlers too. Prolific and polarising Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing and co-director Jason … Continue reading Chasing The Dragon

I Remember You (Ég man þig)

I Remember You (Ég man þig) Iceland (2017) Dir. Óskar Thór Axelsson Nordic/Scandi Noir has found its niche in providing us with tense, labyrinthine and boldly brutal crime thrillers but rarely have they involved the supernatural - until now that is. Based on the novel by the “Queen of Icelandic Crime”, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, I Remember … Continue reading I Remember You (Ég man þig)