Flip Flappers

Flip Flappers (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 296 minutes approx. Magical Girls. Don’t you just love ‘em? Anime needs more of them, don’t you agree? No? Well how about a show that spoofs them? If so, Flip Flappers might be the show for you - if indeed … Continue reading Flip Flappers

Requirements To Be A Normal Person (Requisitos para ser una persona normal)

Requirements To Be A Normal Person (Requisitos para ser una persona normal) Spain (2015) Dir. Leticia Dolera  What is a “normal” person? It is not something that really be defined or measured by any criteria since normal is subjective. For instance, it might be normal for someone to wake up at 4:00am every day as … Continue reading Requirements To Be A Normal Person (Requisitos para ser una persona normal)

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lavender Hill Mob UK (1951) Dir. Charles Crichton It’s always the quiet ones you need to watch. The unassuming ones, the sticklers for the rules, the ones so devoted to their jobs that their idea of excitement is two sugars in their tea instead of one. Hiding in plain view is the best way … Continue reading The Lavender Hill Mob

WWE – Money In The Bank 2018

WWE – Money In The Bank 2018 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 245 minutes approx. The annual big rewards ladder-fest show is now back to being contested by wrestlers from both brands after being exclusive to Smackdown last year. And there are two matches again as both the men and … Continue reading WWE – Money In The Bank 2018

Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti)

Gauguin (Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti) France (2017) Dir. Edouard Deluc Paul Gauguin is a polarising figure in the history of art - retrospectively revered for his paintings and developing the style of Synthetism but loathed for his immoral lifestyle. As the original French title of this film suggests, the stage of his life being … Continue reading Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti)

Street Mobster

Street Mobster (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 88 minutes approx. For some of us, Kinji Fukasawa was the man who gave us the modern classic Battle Royale, the film that kicked off the new millennium of Japanese cinema in a violent frenzy. For longer serving cineastes, Fukasawa was a prominent … Continue reading Street Mobster

The King’s Choice (Kongens nei)

The King's Choice (Kongens nei) Norway (2016) Dir. Erik Poppe Just when you think you’ve seen every film there could possibly be based on true events from World War II, along comes another one for inclusion to the already heaving compendium. This entry from Norway depicts a pivotal and crucial moment in its country’s history … Continue reading The King’s Choice (Kongens nei)

The Asterisk War Part 1

The Asterisk War Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 282 minutes approx. Being an anime fan can be as frustrating as it is rewarding. We get to see some amazing TV shows and films that beguile, bewilder, amuse, and astound us with their genius, creativity, and … Continue reading The Asterisk War Part 1

Tomorrow Is Another Day

Tomorrow Is Another Day Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Chan Tai Lee Being on the Autism spectrum I am naturally interested in films dealing with Autism, partly out of curiosity as to how they handle it, and partly out of cynicism for the same reason. This time, we head to Hong Kong and a film from … Continue reading Tomorrow Is Another Day

Suffering Of Ninko

Suffering Of Ninko (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 71 minutes approx. It must be every (well most) man’s dream to be irresistible to women, at least those who are into women and have a large enough ego to demand such a thing. But there is always a caveat … Continue reading Suffering Of Ninko