Attack On Titan: The Roar Of Awakening

Attack On Titan: The Roar Of Awakening (Cert 15) Japan (2018) Dirs. Tetsurō Araki & Masashi Koizuka The Attack On Titan franchise has been one of the biggest to hit anime, and international pop culture scene for that matter, over the past five years from its inception as a manga to a phenomenal anime TV … Continue reading Attack On Titan: The Roar Of Awakening

Dunkirk

Dunkirk US/UK (2017) Dir. Christopher Nolan Having dabbled in sci-fi, comic book capers and reality bending thrillers, British director Christopher Nolan looks to one of the more famous incidents of World War II for his latest outing, which has seen him earn his first Oscar nomination for Best Director as well as his second for … Continue reading Dunkirk

Attack On Titan Season 2

Attack On Titan Season 2 (Cert 15) 2 Discs (standard)/4 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Ltd Ed Box Set (Distributor: Sony Pictures) Running time: 306 minutes approx. Considering the global juggernaut Attack On Titan became when the first season of its anime adaptation arrived in 2014, producing the next instalment was always going to be a Herculean task … Continue reading Attack On Titan Season 2

Wolf Warrior (Zhan lang)

Wolf Warrior (Zhan lang) China (2015) Dir. Wu Jing The sequel to this action flick may be the biggest grossing film in Chinese cinema history (until the next one comes along in a few months as they always do) and has caught the attention of the international market, but shouldn’t the film that spawned it … Continue reading Wolf Warrior (Zhan lang)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 31

Naruto Shippuden Collection 31 (Episodes 388-401) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. Oh Naruto, why must you tease us so? We’ve only just resumed the Fourth Great Ninja War (again!) and yet you still desert us just as things get good. Yes, it’s another one of those releases folks. … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 31

Black Panther

Black Panther (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. Ryan Coogler One noted surprise for Marvel fans when Captain America: Civil War hit the screens in 2016 was the appearance of Black Panther, a hitherto overlooked member of the Marvel universe, among the line-up of familiar faces. With Hollywood embroiled in a diversity scandal, this was a … Continue reading Black Panther

The Treacherous (Gansin)

The Treacherous (Gansin) Korea (2015) Dir. Min Kyu-dong We may moan about the deluded megalomaniacs in positions of power that are blighting our daily lives with their despotic solipsism, class war baiting and Twitter based idiocy but if history has taught us anything, we should be lucky modern rulers aren’t nearly as dangerous as the … Continue reading The Treacherous (Gansin)

Scribe (La mécanique de l’ombre)

Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) France (2016) Dir. Thomas Kruithof There is an inherent problem with the command hierarchy in the workplace where those at the very top tend to operate on their own terms with those beneath limited to a “need to know” basis. Yet, when the brown stuff hits the fan it is … Continue reading Scribe (La mécanique de l’ombre)

Kills On Wheels (Tiszta szívvel)

Kills On Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) Hungary (2016) Dir. Attila Till While Hollywood is trying to redeem itself following outcries of its lack of diversity in representing gender, race and sexual minorities in its films, the rest of the world is not only already way ahead of them but is also giving screen time to another … Continue reading Kills On Wheels (Tiszta szívvel)

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Director Stéphane Brizé, confounds expectations by following his multi-award winning social drama The Measure Of A Man with an uncharacteristic spartan period drama. A Woman’s Life, an adaptation of the 19th century novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, … Continue reading A Woman’s Life