SITE UPDATE – New Section Added

As I continue to be humbled and amazed by the support this site gets, I have endeavoured to bring you even more content to make visiting Instant Headache an even more varied experience. Some of you may have noticed the updated header banner on which you'll see a new category in the menu list entitled … Continue reading SITE UPDATE – New Section Added

15 Minutes Of War (L’intervention)

15 Minutes Of War (L'intervention) France/Belgium (2019) Dir. Fred Grivois Contrary to what each generation may think, terrorism is not a new concept although it has admittedly been on the rise over the past two decades through disputes involving the Middle East. 15 Minutes Of War is based on true events of a 1976 hostage … Continue reading 15 Minutes Of War (L’intervention)

Weird Science

Weird Science (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 94 mins/97 mins approx Extended version Go on, admit it - if you had the chance to build your perfect man or woman, you would leap at the opportunity, right? Of course you would, just like the sex mad teenage boys in this … Continue reading Weird Science


Mirai (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray/3 Discs Limited Edition (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 98 minutes approx. Much like the legendary Yasujiro Ozu, Mamoru Hosoda has made a career from making films centred on the family unit, yet manages to avoid repeating himself with each passing project, instead finding new ways to convey the message … Continue reading Mirai

Sagrada Reset Complete Collection

Sagrada Reset Complete Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 611 minutes approx. You’d think a town where most people have special abilities would be a superhero haven, and using these gifts for the greater good should be a boon, right? In this story, Sakarada is such a town where most of … Continue reading Sagrada Reset Complete Collection

Lords Of Chaos

Lords Of Chaos (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 118 mins approx  Woooargh, woooarrrgh, woooaaaargghhhh! That’s Black Metal speak for welcome to this review. I hope fans of this uncompromising genre of music don’t take umbrage at that little jest if they are anything like the subjects of this film, as … Continue reading Lords Of Chaos

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 92 mins/94 mins approx Extended version To us Brits, American high schools always seem like a hub for debauchery and mischief if films of the 80’s are to be believed; Certainly, my school was nothing like those depicted in films like Porky’s, Animal … Continue reading Sixteen Candles

Seventeen (Siebzehn)

Seventeen (Siebzehn) Austria (2017) Dir. Monja Art “Why must I be a teenager in love?” If you were around in 1959 you’ll recall Marty Wilde (or Dion if you’re American) singing the above lament to countless kids in the same situation. The title of Seventeen is also a rather festive giveaway regarding what to expect … Continue reading Seventeen (Siebzehn)

Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Darling In The FranXX Part 2 (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 288 minutes approx     The first volume of Darling In The FranXX was a major surprise after the early episodes set it up as an unsubtle and bawdy Neon Genesis Evangelion clone, turning into a solid coming-of-age … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Spain (2018) Dir. Asghar Farhadi “Everybody” is a word that, of late, has been overused by many people trying to justify their own opinions, becoming more of a nebulous exaggeration than a useful pronoun. Usually the problem is when everybody does know that is when dramas arise, especially in a … Continue reading Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)