The Odyssey (L’odyssée)

The Odyssey (L'odyssée) France (2016) Dir. Jérôme Salle Jacques Cousteau is a name that many young people today might not be familiar with as much as us oldies are. The legendary oceanographer, diver, inventor, and proto eco-warrior was a global icon, famed for his groundbreaking films and TV documentaries that took us to the depths … Continue reading The Odyssey (L’odyssée)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 33

Naruto Shippuden Collection 33 (Episodes 416-430) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 353 minutes approx. Regular readers of this site (both of you) should already know the formula for my reviews for Naruto Shippuden during the current and much disrupted Fourth Great Ninja War story arc - moan about how much of … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 33

Have A Nice Day (Dàshìjiè)

Have A Nice Day (Dàshìjiè) China (2017) Dir. Liu Jian  Whilst the delightful Big Fish & Begonia set a new benchmark for Chinese animation through its lustrous visuals, at the other end of the spectrum is another labour of love project from an animator keen to boost his country’s profile on the international market with … Continue reading Have A Nice Day (Dàshìjiè)

A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 143 minutes approx. “We have two powers, one in uniform, one without. We are always there. You can’t do a thing without us. This is what I am trying to say. Guys, don’t beat each other up.” No doubt you already know … Continue reading A Gentle Creature

Ladies (De plus belle)

Ladies (De plus belle) France (2017) Dir. Anne-Gazelle Davao Breast cancer. It’s a bit of a bugger. I like breasts but I hate cancer so the two should never coalesce in my opinion. Joking aside, it has been proven not so insurmountable through effective modern treatment or a mastectomy. This film from debuting director Anne-Gaëlle … Continue reading Ladies (De plus belle)

Gifted (Salinjaeneung)

Gifted (Salinjaeneung) Korea (2014) Dir. Juhn Jai-Hong  Money is the root of all evil. Well, along with drugs, alcohol, religion, defective genes, and the Daily Mail that is. Some people will do desperate things to get some money and in an odd way, things like extreme poverty or blackmail might be conceivable grounds for justification for … Continue reading Gifted (Salinjaeneung)