I Got Life! (Aurore) France (2017) Dir. Blandine Lenoir Life, as the saying goes, begins at 40. Apparently for women however, this milestone anniversary gives them just ten more years as a fully active and useful member of society before the big 5-0 arrives, marking the beginning of the end as the menopause comes knocking … Continue reading I Got Life! (Aurore)
300 Followers! It’s rare that this little blog of mine reaches any significant milestone that others attain effortlessly on a regular basis but unbeknownst to me I seem to hit another. I can now claim to have 300 great fellow WordPress bloggers following this blog which is amazing considering I didn’t expect anything close to … Continue reading 300 Followers!
The King And The Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'Oiseau) France (1980) Dir. Paul Grimault French animation is a bit of a niche product internationally, so it is a surprise to learn that one of the biggest influences on Japanese legend Hayao Miyazaki is French animator Paul Grimault. One of the most important figures in French … Continue reading The King And The Mockingbird (Le Roi et l’Oiseau)
Tonight, At The Movies (Kon'ya, romansu gekijô de) Japan (2018) Dir. Hideki Takeuchi We’ve all done it - seen a character in a film and forgetting they are not real, succumbed to hopeless romantic fantasies between them and ourselves, refusing to accept the impossibility of this escapist delusion actually becoming reality. But what if it … Continue reading Tonight, At The Movies (Kon’ya, romansu gekijô de)
Battle Girl High School Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 312 minutes approx. Sometimes you see the title of an anime series and it pretty much tells you everything you need to know about it, even before you see the DVD cover. Battle Girl High School is such a show. The … Continue reading Battle Girl High School Collection
Operation Red Sea (Hong hai xing dong) Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Dante Lam They say worse things happen at sea. I’m in no position to comment either way on the veracity of this aphorism but I would think being run over by a lorry would hurt more than getting water in your swimming goggles whilst … Continue reading Operation Red Sea (Hong hai xing dong)
Starcrash US/Italy (1978) Dir. Luigi Cozzi Sometimes I wonder if instead of lambasting film producers trying to capitalise off the back of the latest blockbuster with a cheap knock-off, we should admire their chutzpah in thinking they could get actually away with it! Otherwise, there wouldn’t be films like Starcrash to leave us aghast at … Continue reading Starcrash