WWE – Best of NXT TakeOver 2018

WWE – Best of NXT TakeOver 2018 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 358 minutes approx. It looks like we are not quite done with the 2018 retrospectives from WWE Home Video but they have saved the best till last. NXT remains the best kept secret in WWE and its biggest … Continue reading WWE – Best of NXT TakeOver 2018

Widows

Widows US/UK (2018) Dir. Steve McQueen In following up his Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave, Brit director Steve McQueen takes the unusual route of resurrecting an 80’s British TV crime drama and giving it a modern - a very Hollywood - overhaul. A criminal gang led by Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) based in Chicago … Continue reading Widows

Heroic Legend Of Arslan Season 2 – Dust Storm Dance

Heroic Legend Of Arslan Season 2 - Dust Storm Dance (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 195 minutes approx. I have to apologise in advance for this review as I am at a bit of a disadvantage with this title. You will have noticed it is the second season of Heroic Legend … Continue reading Heroic Legend Of Arslan Season 2 – Dust Storm Dance

Last Sunrise

Last Sunrise China (2019) Dir. Wen Ren The end of the world is approaching, what do you do? Panic of course! Alternatively, you could keep a level head and find a way to survive even if it is prolonging the inevitable. It would mean you are the last of the survivors, or perhaps it depends … Continue reading Last Sunrise

Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation)

Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation) France (2017) Dir. Anne Fontaine It’s tough being yourself in a world unforgiving and prejudiced against certain groups or lifestyles that you may fit in with that don’t adhere to convention. But, what if you were given an opportunity to hide that side of you away or maybe … Continue reading Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation)

Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan)

Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan) India (2016) Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani Death is usually seen as a solemn and mournful occasion, something to dread and, let’s be frank, avoid at all costs. But it is inevitable so when our time comes we just have to succumb to it and move on - so to speak. In the … Continue reading Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan)

Rainbow Song (Niji no megami)

Rainbow Song (Niji no megami) Japan (2006) Dir. Naoto Kumazawa Being autistic means I don’t understand this thing called “Love”. I genuinely don’t know if it actually exists but others do, especially in the arts. Many romantic dramas chart the ups and downs of being in love and Rainbow Song is no different, but it … Continue reading Rainbow Song (Niji no megami)

Starmyu Season 1 Collection

Starmyu Season 1 Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 285 minutes approx. Japanese idol groups - multi-headed beasts whose rhythmic movements to music and colourful appearances have captivated audiences of otaku and music fans alike in Nippon for generations - have been the subject of many an anime. Some have secondary … Continue reading Starmyu Season 1 Collection

Jeune Femme (aka Montparnasse Bienvenue)

Jeune Femme (aka Montparnasse Bienvenue) France (2017) Dir. Léonor Sérraille “You know it ain’t easy when you don’t know what you want”. Swedish rock group Europe sang that line in their song Rock The Night in 1986 yet this could easily apply to the lead character in the debut feature from Léonor Sérraille, since lacking … Continue reading Jeune Femme (aka Montparnasse Bienvenue)

Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) Norway (2018) Dir. Erik Poppe Single take films must be the most challenging to make for a director, the cast and the poor cameraman (whilst giving the editor an easy ride), but in the right hands, can produce some exhilarating cinema, like the recent Japanese hit One Cut Of … Continue reading Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)