D.A.N.G.A.N Runner

D.A.N.G.A.N Runner (aka Non-Stop) Japan (1996) Dir. Sabu  We’re all running from something in our lives. It might be responsibility, danger, other people, the past, the present or the even the future - it is human nature to avoid these things, but no matter how fast we run they will always catch up with us. … Continue reading D.A.N.G.A.N Runner

The Ciambra (A Ciambra)

The Ciambra (A Ciambra) Italy (2017) Dir. Jonas Carpignano Life is about the choices we make, learning from the bad, and building on the foundation of the good. But sometimes the influence of our surroundings and family situation is so overwhelming that we are likely to be destined to follow a path in life that … Continue reading The Ciambra (A Ciambra)

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! The Movie: Take On Me

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! The Movie: Take On Me (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 96 minutes approx. The path to true love is never smooth as Yuta Togashi and Rikka Takanashi find out first hand in two TV series and now this feature length outing, but seeing as Chunibyo … Continue reading Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! The Movie: Take On Me

Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushû)

Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushû) Japan (1955) Dir. Motoyoshi Oda You thought Godzilla was killed at the end of the first film didn’t you? Surely you should know by now that once a film studio smells a potential franchise characters only die when the box office starts to dry up. Thus, one year after … Continue reading Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushû)


Zoe US (2018) Dir. Drake Doremus Love conquers all or so they say. People can be incompatible on many levels but if that genuine spark is there then it becomes a non-factor. But what if there was a difference between two people that was so drastic that it is not just unwise but also dubious … Continue reading Zoe


Demon Poland (2015) Dir. Marcin Wrona There is a tragic backstory to this Polish horror film - director Marcin Wrona committed suicide during the Gdynia Polish Film Festival where it was being shown in competition. The press reported Wrona’s death as the result of depression, alcohol, stress, etc. but an interview shortly filming was completed … Continue reading Demon

Higurashi: When They Cry Kai Season 2 Collection

Higurashi: When They Cry Kai Season 2 Collection (Cert 15) 5 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 611 minutes approx.   Despite reaching its apparent conclusion, the shocking horror tale that is Higurashi no Naku Koro ni aka When They Cry wasn’t complete after all, as a post credits teaser at the end of the final … Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry Kai Season 2 Collection


Western Germany (2017) Dir. Valeska Grisebach  In the long running radio comedy panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue one of the games played is One Song To The Tune Of Another, a self-explanatory musical round in which the teams sing the lyrics of one song to the tune of a completely different one. … Continue reading Western

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday US (1940) Dir. Howard Hawks “Oh, they ain’t human!” “I know, they’re newspapermen!” Kids today would call that a “sick burn” although it does demonstrate how our perception of the media hasn’t really changed in almost 80 years. His Girl Friday is in fact a remake of a 1931 film The Front … Continue reading His Girl Friday

WWE – Super Showdown

WWE – Super Showdown (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 232 minutes approx. Having proven that a live supershow held overseas is no longer a logistical nightmare with regard to different time zones thanks to the WWE Network, Vince McSenile sends his troops down under for this huge stadium show marking … Continue reading WWE – Super Showdown