WWE – Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased

WWE – Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 510 minutes approx. If anyone in the WWE has a body of work that warrants multiple visits to the archives then Shawn Michaels would be a name at the top of that list. With a career spanning over … Continue reading WWE – Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased

Ishmael’s Ghosts

Ishmael’s Ghosts (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD / 2 Discs Ltd Ed. Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: Theatrical Cut - 113 minutes approx / Director’s Cut - 134 minutes approx. NB: This review is based on the Director’s Cut No giant white whales for this particular Ishmael to tackle but maybe the events of … Continue reading Ishmael’s Ghosts

The Untamed (La región salvaje)

The Untamed (La región salvaje) Mexico (2016) Dir. Amat Escalante So you thought tentacle porn was an exclusive province of the Japanese? Mexican auteur Amat Escalante has news for you with a curious, beguiling film which, if it was presented by the long running kids TV show Sesame Street it would be brought to us … Continue reading The Untamed (La región salvaje)

Through The Shadow (Através da Sombra)

Through The Shadow (Através da Sombra) Brazil (2015) Dir. Walter Lima Jr  Kids eh? Who’d have them? But as we have seen with the likes of Mary Poppins, a good, kind soul can get through to them and bring about the transformation from spoiled brats to ideal little cherubs. However, if it is likely the … Continue reading Through The Shadow (Através da Sombra)

Higurashi: When They Cry Season 1 Collection

Higurashi: When They Cry Season 1 Collection 6 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 640 minutes approx. Also known by its full title of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni this is an anime series that has long eluded a UK release, allowing its reputation as a seminal horror mystery title attain near mythical status. Now … Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry Season 1 Collection

Wajib

Wajib Palestine (2017) Dir. Annemarie Jacir Every country has its own traditions, many revolving around the family and one’s duty to honour them. Take one person out of this internal network to experience a world outside of these confines and there is an inevitable dynamic shift as these cultural ideals collide upon their return. Can … Continue reading Wajib

Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

Slack Bay (Ma Loute) France (2016) Dir. Bruno Dumont I’ve only seen three films from Bruno Dumont and they were all bleak, heavy dramas, so it was a surprise to learn that he had made a comedy. Could the man responsible for the intense heartbreaking darkness of biopic Camille Claudel 1915 and the religion bating … Continue reading Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place US (2018) Dir. John Krasinski  One of the ways actors trip up when making films, TV show or performing in stage plays is forgetting their lines, especially if the script is a lengthy and garrulous affair. You can probably imagine the joy the cast of this tense horror/sci-fi outing felt when they … Continue reading A Quiet Place

On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja)

On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) Korea (2017) Dir. Hong Sang-soo  I’m starting to wonder if I am a glutton for punishment in continuing to watch films by Hong Sang-soo as recently have offered diminishing returns for my tastes, yet for my sins, I keep hoping maybe Hong has recaptured the form … Continue reading On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja)

And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

And You Thought There's Never A Girl Online Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. Over the past few years, the unholy trinity of the mecha, harem comedy, and magical girl subgenres of anime felt the presence of another overplayed premise looking to join their … Continue reading And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection