Bleach

Bleach Japan (2018) Dir. Shinsuke Sato  I apologise for the ensuing fan boy ramblings you are about to read, but Bleach is one of my favourite ever anime series, making it very difficult to appraise this live action adaptation without regular comparisons to the expected differences and liberties taken during the transition between the two … Continue reading Bleach

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (Japan)

  As sure as night follows day and sun follows rain, you can be sure that there will never be a break from new anime series appearing every year in Japan, which of course is a good thing for us fans. Without wishing to sound like a downer though, there is the usual caveat that … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

  2018 has been a funny year for anime and for your truly in reviewing the new releases that make it to UK shores. A number of great shows came our way, including a few classics that had hitherto remained in license limbo, but the overall quality of these new releases was variable to the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

Jalouse (Jealous)

Jalouse (Jealous) France (2017) Dir. David & Stéphane Foenkinos Jealousy is a terrible thing but resides within us whether we like to admit it or not. Some may claim they don’t ever feel jealous and maybe it is hidden deeper for them but it will surface at least once in our lives. If this latest … Continue reading Jalouse (Jealous)

People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) Germany (1930) Dirs. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer It is generally accepted the beginnings of the Neo-realism movement are found in the works of Vittorio De Sica and 1940’s Italian cinema but like most developments in film, the Germans got there first! This experimental outing from 1930 not … Continue reading People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

WWE – Evolution 2018

WWE – Evolution 2018 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 190 minutes approx. The Women’s Revolution in WWE continues with another history making event, this time one of two Holy Grails for them - their own PPV! Granted it was a concession for being left off the two Saudi Arabia shows … Continue reading WWE – Evolution 2018

Fireworks (Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?)

Fireworks (Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?) Japan (2017) Dirs. Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi How many chances do we need to get something right? Or should we just let fate be and take whatever hand it deals us regardless of how painful or problematic the outcome may be? Amazingly, I … Continue reading Fireworks (Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?)