Little Forest (Liteul poreseuteu)

Little Forest (Liteul poreseuteu) Korea (2018) Dir. Yim Soon-rye It never fails to amuse me when people return home after being away, that their usual response to the question “What do you miss the most?” is “My mum’s cooking” - not that I can blame them! For the protagonist of this story, this is very … Continue reading Little Forest (Liteul poreseuteu)

Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero)

Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero) Japan (2017) Dir. Akiko Ohku It is said that you never forget your first love (I wouldn’t know but that is what is said) but there is a difference between not forgetting them and clinging on to the futile hope that they will one day reciprocate and make … Continue reading Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero)

UQ Holder – Complete Collection

UQ Holder – Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 368 minutes approx. Ken Akamatsu is synonymous with the harem comedy, having given us the seminal Love Hina and the rather preposterous Negima! Magister Negi Magi, about a ten year-old wizard from Wales serving as a teacher to a class of … Continue reading UQ Holder – Complete Collection

Bleeding Steel

Bleeding Steel China/Australia (2017) Dir. Leo Zhang Well, I celebrated Jackie Chan’s birthday by watching one of his films and ironically, on the seventh anniversary of this blog I have another of his films to watch, this time one of more recent efforts. I fear however, we’ll be seeing a very different Jackie Chan here… … Continue reading Bleeding Steel

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians US (2018) Dir. Jon M. Chu Yes, I know I am late to the party on this one. I I’m only watching it now because I rented it for my mum and got curious. As one of the biggest surprise hits of last year, Crazy Rich Asians comes with a lot of … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians

Familyhood (Gutbai singgeul)

Familyhood (Gutbai singgeul) Korea (2016) Dir. Kim Tae-Gon There is a common misconception that fame and fortune equates to having everything in life, including love and happiness. But showbiz being the fickle industry it is this isn’t as guaranteed as the myth propagated in the gossip pages of the toadying media. Ko Joo-yeon (Kim Hye-soo) … Continue reading Familyhood (Gutbai singgeul)

Dragon Lord (Lung siu yeh)

Dragon Lord (Lung siu yeh) Hong Kong (1982) Dir. Jackie Chan At the time of writing this review (April 7th) it is Jackie Chan’s birthday so I figured I’d watch one of his films to mark the occasion. With only a few options open to me among my DVD collection of his films I haven’t … Continue reading Dragon Lord (Lung siu yeh)

Top Knot Detective

Top Knot Detective Australia (2017) Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce Fame can do terrible things to people’s egos if they let it. Many within the entertainment industry seem ill equipped to handle their success and become monsters as a result. The lucky ones finally mature and earn redemption, others are not so lucky, like … Continue reading Top Knot Detective


Shazam! (Cert 12A) US (2019) Dir. David F. Sandberg As I stated in my review of Captain Marvel, the superhero I and other old gits knew with that moniker was not an amnesiac woman turned alien, but the creation of Bill Parker and C. C. Beck for Fawcett Publications in 1939, whose comic book adventures … Continue reading Shazam!

Seven Mortal Sins Collection

Seven Mortal Sins Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 330 minutes approx. As we should all be aware, the seven deadly sins are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. I propose adding an eighth - wastefulness, as in making an anime series based on a flimsy concept like a … Continue reading Seven Mortal Sins Collection